Controlling diabetes

On a health note, I visited my endocrinologist on Tuesday and my A1C is down to 6.0. It is amazing. For those of you not versed in this statistic, 5.7 is considered normal. Anything below 7.0 is considered managed. Before I started seeing an endocrinologist my A1C had jumped to 10.1 last January.

I have also officially lost 28 pounds since starting the new medications. That brings my total weight loss to 40 pounds from my all-time heaviest. The doctor says he has seen patients lose over a hundred pounds in the first year. That is only 3 months away so I won’t have quite that good of results but hey, for not really doing much about it but taking medications I can’t complain too much.

I have a goal of losing another 50 pounds by May which is our 20th anniversary. We are going to Hawaii. Something to look forward to for sure. I know If I go to the gym and behave with starches I can achieve that goal easily. The five things to do are: 1) Move more, 2) Eat a balanced diet with proper portion sizes, 3) Stick to a schedule, 4) Follow my treatment plan, and 5) Track my blood sugar.

Moving and portion control are the hardest ones for me. The medications help curb appetite but I am an emotional eater. Food makes me happy. But you know what? Reaching my goal weight will make me even happier. I have to learn to put off some of the immediate gratifications that are all around me this holiday season and stick to the plan. And like the doctor said. If you eat too much get up and take a walk. Even five minutes of movement can make a difference.

One Response to “Controlling diabetes”

  1. I am working on portion control too; do let’s hang in there together.

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