Today I had my 6 month Diabetes Check up. How did I do? Watch and see!
I ROCKED IT! Since September, I have lowered my A1c from 10.9 to 5.9!
That’s freaking phenomenal!
I went from fasting blood sugar 339 to 121, and not only that, but I lost 19 pounds as well!
WOOT WOOT! HAPPY DANCE!
I also lowered my blood pressure, my bad cholesterol went down, my good cholesterol went up, and I’m pretty much doing a great job!
Phew! I’ll be honest, I was worried about this appointment. I thought I needed to lose more weight, make more HUGE changes in my life to get to where I need to be. I knew that I wasn’t going at 100%, but I also knew I had decided to do with the What You Can, When You Can lifestyle. Like, it snowed 4 feet and I can’t get out to walk? Ok, shovel what I can, and be ok with it! I finally get a night out with friends at a burger joint? I’m getting a burger and fries, but I eat 1/2 the fries and 1/2 the bun. REALLY WANT A DAMN COOKIE? Have a bite, then be done.
Truth? I can work harder. I know that my medication, a low dose of Metformin has helped a lot, but my goal is next check out to reduce my A1c even more, and then reduce my medications. Just think, if I work hard I can get to a place where my numbers will be perfect, without meds.
Today, I have something to say!
I was really scared of Diabetes and what it could do to my health. I know what it’s done to so many people in my family, and how it’s affected them. I’m proud that I decided to take charge of it and I change what I can, when I can.
I freakin’ rocked today.