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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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Latest Activity: Mar 15

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being mentally strong is so imp !

Started by dr.hema Nov 4, 2014. 0 Replies

A1C 14.1 to 5.9 in 4 Months

Started by kirla. Last reply by David Spector Oct 22, 2014. 19 Replies

Why does BS spike after exercise?

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Comment by Linda G on December 13, 2012 at 1:02pm

A new group is born....Type 2 Teens!!!
Geared to teens and young adults!
It's Open House! Come and check it out :)

Comment by A B on November 1, 2012 at 11:58pm

I figured that since this group applies to me, I should join. Most recent blood work came back with an A1C of 5.2. I've been hovering in the 5.2 to 5.6 range for the past 3+ years all on diet and exercise. Low carb diet, high intensity exercise 5+ days a week (weights, running, swimming). Look forward to participating!

Comment by Cosumne Jan on August 30, 2012 at 8:10am

OBX, I don't go off plan for anything because for ME it's too hard to get back on it. Also, I can gain 5 pounds (the permanent kind) overnight, even though my blood sugar stays low. So I avoid sugary carbs like the plague that they are for me. That said, I don't miss them. If I could eat whatever I wanted it would probably be an unlimited amount of almonds. And fruit. I have to limit myself to one a day.

Comment by OBX OMA on August 30, 2012 at 7:38am

I've been diabedic for 9 months. Coming up to another A1C. I don't test as often as I use too but that really helps me stay on course. The last 3 months have been stressful and I'm afraid I'm going to be higher than last time.

Do any of you go off plan for special occasions. My blood sugard has only reached 138 a couple of times after desserts - and after a steroid shot for bursitues.

Comment by missrobbie on May 27, 2012 at 10:52am

Food tips

There are 2 diabetic chef that focus on Latino and African american cooking. Chef Lala focus on how to eat healthy in Latino community and Chef Charles Mattocks focus on how to eat healthy in African American and poor communities.


Comment by Knightshade on March 21, 2012 at 8:36am

Had a new A1c come back... another 5.3%
I had hoped for lower, as I thought my control had improved.

Comment by Doc P on March 16, 2012 at 4:53am

I probably shouldn't be writing this as I'm coming out of a low, but the shaking has calmed down and now my nerves to do the same.

Here's the deal, I had an assignment due by midnight, so I drank 1.5 cups of coffee between 8-12am. I didn't go to sleep until 2am and I've been up since 6am (it's 7:30am). Before going to bed I had two rice krispy treat bars (the small 90 calories, 17g of carb ones). Well, just a few minutes ago I was on my laptop and started feeling like I was having a low. Palms sweaty and shaky. I just my glucose, I'm 58. I check again it was 60 something. I immediate go into panic mode.

I eat graham crackers, yogurt, and half banana. I'm waiting for that to take affect.

Does anyone here have lows like this? I've been med-free for four months and this is the 3rd low, but the first one in the morning. I'm reminded of when I was on insulin.

Comment by missrobbie on January 20, 2012 at 9:59am

Diabetic who are trying to be Med free, I would check out this book.
"Diabetes Without Drugs: The 5-Step Program to Control Blood Sugar Naturally and Prevent Diabetes Complications" Suzy Cohen

Comment by missrobbie on January 20, 2012 at 9:47am

I know i need to exercise and control my carbs more better but I really have to thank my bitter melon pills and green goddess smoothie that contains spirulina and Jerusalem artichoke. I can't believe in 4 months I made a dent.

Comment by Doc P on January 20, 2012 at 8:42am

Congrats on the improvement Miss Robbie!! I guess you're also feeling better too.


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