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not the news I was expecting....

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I had a doctor's appointment today. I expected to find I had lost some weight and a better A1C number. I did lose a few pounds (4) but my A1C was WAY higher than I expected. At 8.5 I was shocked and discouraged. I thought I had been so careful with my carbs and nutrition. I've been reading labels and eating lean meats and a lot more fish, and fresh vegetables at every meal. I have even pushed through the pain and started walking (granted, it hasn't been much...but it's a start)
My doctor DOUBLED the metformin dose, and added Trulicity. I am really scared of the possible side affects of the trulicity...not to mention the thought of a shot. I guess I just have do what I have to do,
I will work at the weight and maybe things will get better.
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  • -JAMES-
    I agree with UNDERGROUNDGEEK, whenever I eat too many carbs, which is very rarely, but when I do that my blood sugar is not up for an hour or two, but into the next day.

    One other thing, excess body fat makes a huge difference on blood sugar. That is where the body is trying to store the excess blood sugar away. Metformin makes existing insulin more "effective", that is more effective at getting it out of the blood, but into fat cells.

    Being in a mode where you are even slowly loosing body fat make a big difference. A little exercise, just walking, can make muscles better carb burners too.
    148 days ago
  • UNDERGROUNDGEEK
    I found tracking my meals and planning out carbs was necessary for me to get my glucose numbers under control. It's all do-able, it just took more changes than I expected. And what gets to me after a while is that you don't get a day off; even one bad day can mess up the numbers for awhile. But it can be done! It's a learning process, a day at a time, a step at a time.
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    149 days ago
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