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Up until late February of this new year, I did a shabby job at carb counting. It was more, or less, guess-a-mating and it wasn't working. Once I started to get serious about my carbs, both at home and when eating out, I could see the results in my recent A1C.

On 2/9/11 it was a respectable 6.5, however, on 4/6/11 it was down to 5.7. That is a number I haven't seen since 2007. Of course, back then I was using diet and oral meds. I was switched to both a basal and bolus insulin in the summer of 2010.

My cholesterol was 147, and non-fasting triglycerides were 167, non-fasting. I have to go to non-fasting, because I have difficulty going longer than eight hours without food, seriously!

I would have to say that for anyone having trouble with their A1C's, get serious about carb counting, IT WORKS!


Shalom,

Pastor Paul
 
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that's a good result Paul :) I had my HbA1c done recently too and got 6.6% which is the best result for me in years... probably ever actually now that I think about it. I was always >7%... the same time in 2009 I was 9.2%... slowly going down from there. I agree watching carb portions is very important.
 

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that's a good result Paul :) I had my HbA1c done recently too and got 6.6% which is the best result for me in years... probably ever actually now that I think about it. I was always >7%... the same time in 2009 I was 9.2%... slowly going down from there. I agree watching carb portions is very important.
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