A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY

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A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY

People with Type 2 Diabetes who can offer insight of how to control diabetes with Diet and Exercise alone and maintain a 6.0 or less A1C. Extremely difficult to do over a period of time.

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Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:27am

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Comment by Ziggy on May 26, 2014 at 2:48am

Hi Linda - I like the term you used 'Carb Aware'. I guess that describes me - I have a keyring magnifying glass that I use to examine labels in stores to examine the carb content of foods. I don't consciously total or add up all the carbs in my food but I have an awareness of whether the meal is low, medium or high. Although I don't have a meter and testing strips prescribed to me any more (NHS cutbacks - why should Type 2s need to test!)my records of the couple of years when I did test gave me a good indication of which foods spiked me and of portion sizes to use. I also have an interest in the GI/GL values of different foods. I assume you test your BGs Linda?

Comment by Ziggy on May 26, 2014 at 2:43am

Comment by Linda G on May 25, 2014 at 6:11am

Hey Ziggy...nice "seeing" you again.
Carb counting is what I do. I'm a type 2 and not on insulin. I need to know what is in the food I eat...I read labels, I'm aware. I balance what I eat against the insulin I have "om board" (as it is). Some foods spike my bg. I go low too....so in those instances, I need to know what will bring it up. Many Type 2 are carb aware/counters.

Comment by Ziggy on May 24, 2014 at 11:39pm

I'm type 2 and have been for 6+ years and my A1C has been under 6 all that time on diet and limited exercise due to injuries, and still feel that carb counting is for Type 1s who control by matching insulin to the meal. Knowing the approximate carb value of your meal isn't a bad thing though.

Good to see that you are still active here Linda G - I know I haven't been. But - I'm still diabetic :(

Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:26pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your methods....support, and be supported.
Where....chat "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/basic-carb-counting-discussion-in-...

Comment by Linda G on May 14, 2014 at 3:29pm

type 2...nor type 1 for that matter, has no specific age connection for the most part. You can be 13 y.o. with type 2....or 60 when first dx with type 1!!

Comment by KB on May 14, 2014 at 5:23am

About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 (I'm now 61 yrs old). I've been able to keep my A1C at 6 or below with diet and exercise. But I've developed diabetic burnout. Learned that term just recently. It's harder to exercise and I'm getting sloppy with my eating choices.

Comment by type2db on May 14, 2014 at 12:02am

Thank Linda! ive been able to keep my A1C at or below 6.0 for almost most of this 2nd year of having diabetes! I find it shocking that at my young age of 28 (at the time i was diagnosed) that i had type 2! ive heard all these stories of people at 25-30 being misdiagnosed as T2 when really they are T! but i guess they had my diagnosis right! i was just shocked as most cases i had heard of that were t2 were older individuals at least 45-75 yrs old and most younger cases were normally T1! OH how wroung was I! i saw a whole nother world in the DOC! wow!

Comment by Linda G on May 13, 2014 at 10:44pm

5.6....AWESOME!!!!

 

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