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Janicelee

677d

How long have you been diabetic?

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    • Morning3glory

      670d

      2005, going on 18 years.

    • Morning3glory

      670d

      2005, going on 18 years.

    • Dave330

      670d

      a1c is supposed to be between 80-120

    • Bubba_Mayberry

      670d

      I think I was a diabetic and didn’t know it for years . I went to doc and they put me in ER for 2 weeks . I almost died . Sugar was 821 and u don’t wanna know what the A1c was.

    • Easy_Ed_83

      674d

      Still learning how to manage.

      • Somi

        673d

        @Easy_Ed_83 it took me 3 years of trial & error and accepting that I can no long eat my favorite cheez-itz, chips, bread, Tortillas... I won't eat carbs in moderation because carbs make me crave more carbs. Sooo, I stick to berries bananas apples peanut butter with banana...❤️🤗👍🙌

    • Easy_Ed_83

      674d

      About 1 year

    • Mawmaw13

      674d

      About 15 years...

    • Somi

      675d

      3 years. A1C 6.2 in January. Just got a blood draw today, it should be in the 5s. I switched to a plant-based, low carb diet November 1st 2021. Lost 30 lbs.

    • Janicelee

      675d

      I have been diabetic since 1995. How do you stay on top of your sugar levels?

      • Somi

        674d

        @Janicelee I check my bood sugar a lot. When I get up in the morning, before I eat, after I eat. I try to keep blood sugar under 140 two hours after I've eaten to keep A1C down. The ADA teaches 180. Forget that!!! My A1C will rise. I want to keep my vision and limbs. I'm on amaryl to quickly lower blood sugar as needed. I don't eat bread, tortillas, rice sugar... simple carbs. I do all this and my A1C is still just 6.2 in January. My goal is under 5.7 with diet, exercise and medication. So difficult. The highest my blood sugar went is 8.4. Yikes!!! Yesterday I got blood work drawn. New A1C soon.

    • Valleygirl

      675d

      I've been a diabetic since early 2000

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