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It is for LADAs ... and some members have never gotten their A1c's down. One woman says she consistently runs in the 12's?!?! :eek::eek::eek:
 

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WOW, I am so grateful for online forums. I remember when my HbA1c was higher in the 7's, I came here and noticed the control others were getting. It gave me a goal to aim for. At first I didn't think I would ever get there. But with all the tips and testing a ton, I did it. I am still not perfect but hopefully I have eliminated lots of risk factors. I can't imagine doctors being OK with a HbA1c of 12.
 
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Whoa! My diagnostic A1c was 7.36 & it took two years to get it down to 6.0 . . . wonder how long it woulda taken if I hadn't found you all? Perish the thought!
 

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Exactly, Shanny. I seriously wonder though, to be that far out of control ... takes a certain denial or something? But this person apparently wants help ... so I do not know.
 

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Grateful to be HERE, too!

It is for LADAs ... and some members have never gotten their A1c's down. One woman says she consistently runs in the 12's?!?! :eek::eek::eek:
I don't think I am a LADA but this is really scary for this T2 diabetic.

I don't worry much about an occasional BG excursion beyond 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) because most times I know the reason -- what I would call my "dietary transgressions." :) But I would surely worry about it, and take corrective actions if my A1c went above 6.

I am really thankful to all the diabetes e-forums I visit and also to Jenny Ruhl's blog for the wealth of information I gained that has helped me keep my BG and lipid levels in the safe range most of the time. Hope this will prevent further progression of diabetes in my case.

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Rad
 

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Exactly, Shanny. I seriously wonder though, to be that far out of control ... takes a certain denial or something? But this person apparently wants help ... so I do not know.
This person could simply be running on misinformation. Wish that weren't so common.
 
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Mine is at 9 hard to get it down. Specially when I can aford the foods I'm suposto have.
I understand about the high cost of food, and often healthier choices are more expensive (fresh veggies, meat, cheese vs bread, rice, pasta.) However - I've found that even though individual items are more expensive for me now, that I'm not spending more on my groceries.

In my case, I ate way too many carbs, and the volume of food I ate was much greater than it is now. I get more calories from fat and protein so I eat less. You might think about checking what you actually spend and what you could get for that money if you made healthier choices for a diabetic.

I'm also losing weight while eating all this fat, so that's a bonus!
 

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EGGS are cheap! I eat 2 per day.
Yup, I love my eggs. I eat two eggs and 1/4c Egg White every morning. 20g of good healthy protein and 15g of fat. Yum. And costs me about 35cents in Canada for those 2 eggs. :D

Of course, it costs a little more for the ham or bacon, cheese, piece of sprouted grain bread, natural peanut butter and no-sugar-added jam that I also eat with breakfast ... :whistle: but hey, eggs are cheap. :)
 
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