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janah

555d

what can i do to better my a1c

    • Bear.Cerberus

      552d

      For me just figuring out when to get my shot was life changing, i was always told like 15-30ish minutes before but you can actually calculate what you need. Idk if you've been told this or if its common but my doctor only told me recently, if you have a 3 digit bloodsugar just take the first 2 digits and thats the time before eating you should get it, like if your blood is 123 then you'd get your shot 12 minutes before eating

      • janah

        552d

        @Bear.Cerberus thank you ive never heard of that i think ive get that a try

    • Dani_Girl

      552d

      Getting a cgm helped lower my A1c by two points after a couple months and 4 points after a couple years.

      • janah

        552d

        @Dani_Girl what is a cgm

        • Dani_Girl

          546d

          @janah It’s a continuos glucose monitor.

    • Dexain

      553d

      You don't always have to follow a strict diet but if you are having a really hard time lowering your a1c then decreasing the amount of carbs you intake will definitely help. More importantly always check your blood sugar throughout the day and make corrections depending apon the level that is shown. If you still have troubles then as @Diabeticgirl8921 said you should speak with a endocrinologist if you haven't already, they will always try and help you be as healthy as you can be with diabetes.

    • Diabeticgirl8921

      554d

      Have you talked to a endocrinologist?

      • janah

        552d

        @Diabeticgirl8921 i have talk to one while in the hospital las month but not before or after that

    • janah

      554d

      this is why i have join this group i am 32 and was diagnosed at 14 and have had bad control myself i have been in 3 comas have been in dka millions of times as recent as april i have neuropathy and i had cataracts in both eyes and had surgery to remove them i have also had a stroke from my sugar ive had many near deaths it is taking over my body and i want to change it before it gets to late

    • Diabeticgirl8921

      555d

      It’s very important to follow a diet for diabetics. That and your insulin will help the most. The other stuff will definitely help as well. I can’t express enough how important it is to keep your sugars under control. I was diagnosed at the age of 18. I was very young and thought I was invincible. I did not take care of my sugars for a very long time and now I have a lot more diabetic related problems. I have almost completely lost my vision and have also developed cataracts in both eyes. I’ve been getting injections and laser treatments done in them as well for the last 2 years. I also have neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy which has effect the nerves in my blood vessels so I get really bad heart and vein related issues. I also developed fatty liver, hyperthyroidism,and gastroparesis. I’m completely miserable most of the time. I wish I had a time machine so I could go back to when I was diagnosed and do everything differently. I’m only 32 years old and have came very close to death because of this many times. I was in a coma for over two weeks and hospitalized for over a month. They told my mother to start preparing funeral cost because they didn’t think I was going to make it. I definitely have a new respect for diabetes since then and take it very seriously.

    • Diabeticgirl8921

      555d

      Diabetic diets help a lot!! Also check your sugars when you wake up, before each meal, and at bedtime. I don’t know if you take insulin or not but always take it about 30 mins before you eat and a correction scale helps a lot as well. Also it is very beneficial to see an endocrinologist and a diabetic health educated.

      • janah

        555d

        @Diabeticgirl8921 yes i take insulin daily insulin dependent

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