A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY


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 Fraser on April 2, 2014 at 4:16pm

I have never seen itto be active

Comment by Fraser on April 2, 2014 at 4:15pm

Comment by KB on April 1, 2014 at 7:23am

I'm new to this site. Is this group still active?

Comment by Cosumne Jan on February 24, 2014 at 9:38am

MM, you might want to check out Mark's Daily Apple. It's a site where there's lots of input about low carb and exercise. I believe they will say that your legs do not need carbs after a run...nor before it.

Comment by MarathonMan on February 23, 2014 at 10:29pm

To Fraser: I would say that I am not necessarily always hungry, but as a runner, I always assume that your legs need carbs after a run, so wondering how to do that and keep the spike lower too? Of course, the easiest way is to just eat what I want, and then monitor every 1/2 hour and then go walk for 20 min if it pops over 130ish.. If I have the time, that's what I do so I can enjoy my pasta etc..

Comment by Fraser on February 23, 2014 at 11:32am

To MarathonMan.
After exercise are you eating because you are hungry or need to refuel? I try to keep my numbers are 130 before a 3 mile run, after they are usually 70. Working with my doctor (who is a runner) He suggested testing again in a half hour or so. My numbers then have rebounded to 90 to 95. So eating because I was hungry with high glycemic carbs right after excercise. would make it spike.

I also have found Extend Bars do help in evening out BS and reduce the hungry thoughts. Not a commercial, don't own the company.

Test test and retest until you find the balance you want.

Comment by Fraser on February 23, 2014 at 11:09am

Comment by MarathonMan on February 21, 2014 at 8:14am

I have A1C of 5.5 average for 2 years now..... But, I still can't fix one small problem.. I exercise daily (walk/jog) for at least 2 hours a day (not at once LOL), and keep my sugar in the 90s all day long except..... When I exercise, I get hungry and need carbs for post-exercise, then when I eat those carbs, I end up popping to 140, which I'd prefer not to do. So, I end up walking again for 20 minutes to go down.. Any carbs I can eat that won't spike to 140.. :)

Comment by Fraser on February 12, 2014 at 1:07pm

Finally A1c 6.0 I have been off of meds for 3 years and bouncing around 6.4 I did not do anything new or different, maybe better at it now. Anyway small celebration then back normal life.

Comment by BearBird85 on January 12, 2014 at 10:35am

I lowered my A1C from 5.8 to 4.9 since Nov but i really have no idea how i did it!


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