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You should consider using a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (it really doesn't matter which brand: Abott, Dexcom, MiniMed, etc). Also, consider eating smaller, but more frequent, meals a day. That will keep you BG in check and your HbA1C will naturally go down. But before doing anything anybody suggests, consult your endocrinologist!
I am surprised to see this. I was always afraid to get too tight because of the reactions. But now that I got the Omnipod it is easy to set the 2 hours reminder to test later. I am going to get tighter (that is my goal anyway).
Hope to have better numbers to report. The last was 7.8 - but that was after Christmas and I did overindulge. (which did not help my weight).
I agree what Emily said and also eat the right food and try and not go over 45 grams every meal if you can as I have been opn a insulin pump for three years and I am around 5.2 A1C and I have had diabetes for nearly 67 yearss even though I am a double amputee try and walk or exercise if you can.♠
My son was diagnosed at at 13 A1C... then went to an 8.9.. MDI... then 7.0 MDI.... 7.0 MDI/OMNIPOD and now 7.9 OMNIPOD They say.. it could have gone up cuz he just left the Honeymoon period...he was diagnosed on 11/14/09 .....yes World Diabetes Day! I think it has to do w/ pump change highs...He doesn't do all the stuff you all are suggesting... and he DEFINITLY doesn't eat right. He is 16....I try but his eating habbits are only "partly in my control". Help me ....what is the #1 thing that is most important.. if I can make him do one new thing at a time.... then work on the others...what would you say is the most important?
I was literally just diagnosed, but from the stuff I've read here, and from having been 16 within the last ten years, lol, I would tell him that the best thing he can do for himself is to test 1-2 hours after meals. If he is going to eat poorly, he can at least counteract the higher blood glucose by checking and correcting it!
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