2022.01.16 15:32 unknownatthistime Seeking feedback from those who have successfully managed their long term A1C from significant double digits to sub 7 without insulin.
As the title says, I would (49/M) like to hear some feedback from those who have successfully managed their long term A1C from significant double digits to sub 7 without insulin. Please read the (novel length!) context below.
For that context, although I was diagnosed this month, I have lived my entire life with a VERY involved diabetic parent. They were diagnosed before I was even born, and lived over 50 more years as a T2. Needless to say, I became very familiar with the life of a diabetic, or at least my parent’s view on it. I knew entering the appointment what the diagnosis would be, based on classic extreme thirst, frequent urination, weight loss symptoms I experienced a few weeks before the appointment.
I am also fully aware of the various low carb diet options, and have had very tangible success with them in the past in terms of weight management. My parent typically did their best while practicing some variation of carb restriction as well.
So, ten days ago, my A1C tested at 11.5. I was immediately started on Metformin which I am tolerating despite some classic side effects. Ramping to a 2000 mg dose over the next two weeks. I also immediately returned my diet to a lower carb diet, with significant control on sugars and starches. I am not counting macros per se, but I am estimating carbohydrates, have eliminated sugar and most starch, and am staying well under 30g per meal based on my experience.
I have been sedentary for a couple years, and will start slowly increasing activity this week.
I have been testing glucose 4 times a day: Prior to each of my 3 meals and one other “wild card”.
I am tracking those results, medication, vitals, and activity in an ap.
These are my “average” Blood Glucose levels for each of the last 9 days. The word “average being in quotes because most of these readings are “before meal” and therefore will skew the average lower than it really is.
Day 1: 205 Day 2: 188 Day 3: 169 Day 4: 156 Day 5: 148 Day 6: 143 Day 7: 157 Day 8: 132 Day 9: 133
I will have a (perhaps too premature) re-check of my A1C in 7 weeks. I am curious what the change will be (and already have some guesses), but recognize this is a bit premature on the timing.
So, to conclude, I am optimistic that much of my long term A1C can be controlled through oral medication and through lifestyle change. But I also want to be realistic and hear from the successes and struggles over others in a similar situation. So there’s the question again: Any input from those who have successfully managed their long term A1C from significant double digits to sub 7 without insulin. In addition to metformin, what else should me and my medical team be looking at next?
If you made it this far …. THANKS!
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