kingtermite Posted November 20, 2013 Share #1 Posted November 20, 2013 Another one that MV may be the only one to understand. I've been diabetic for about 15 years. It got bad enough I had to start taking insulin a few years ago. My Hemoglobin A1C (main measure of how bad your diabetes is controlled was over 10.0 where normal range should be <6.0). That means injections to the stomach. I was up to a pretty high dose too, just a year or two ago. I was having to inject 4X per day. One before each meal, and another long-term one before bed. As I've been losing weight and taking better control of my health the last year or so, I've managed to reduce my meds a LOT. In fact, about 9 months ago was my last visit to my endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) my A1C was a 5.9. It was the first time that it was officially under the required 6.0 to be considered 'normal'. That doesn't mean I'm not diabetic, just that it's well controlled. My doctor then told me that if I continued to lose weight and got my blood sugar readings below a certain threshold that I could stop taking insulin. I did that about 6 months ago. So it's been 6+ months since I've taken any insulin. I was a little worried that I 'may' have stopped a bit prematurely, but I haven't had an A1C test since that last one to know how it's been. The A1C basically measures the average over last 3 months. Anyway...I finally got some blood word done last week and the results came in to review yesterday. My A1C was 5.7. Yay!!!!!! I'm OFF insulin and still doing great with my blood sugar levels. Happy dance!!!!! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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