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Comparing A1C to daily BG readings

Started this discussion. Last reply by tglo Feb 24, 2013. 10 Replies

Hello Everyone,My first post, and not sure if I'm doing this right, but what the heck!So, I've had a few months under my belt of being on this Diabetes train, type 2, since July 2012, with an intial…Continue

 

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MarathonMan commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Ok thanks Wayna, for now I'm just diet and exercise and by limiting carbs, I keep my daily fasting under 100 and my spikes under 140. But after intense exercise, the pull for carbs gets me. So, what I have been doing is just test frequently…"
Feb 23
MarathonMan commented on David K's group 'A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY'
"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,…"
Feb 23
MarathonMan commented on David K's group 'A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY'
"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…"
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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.
Feb 21
MarathonMan commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Are there any type 2 Diabetics out there reading my comment who only use diet and exercise? That's what I do and I need some advice on carbs. I run/walk and then my number is low around 90 after working out, and then I get hungry so I eat some…"
Feb 21
MarathonMan replied to Dan F's discussion 'Miss Manners "draws the line" at testing BG in public'
"I never test in public as I feel more comfortable not doing so. But, no one should set rules. Do whatever the law allows. If it's not illegal, it shouldn't be discussed. That's my opinion. :)"
Feb 21
MarathonMan commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Hi all. Acidrock, any suggestions on what to eat after a run, but when I eat too many carbs after a run, I still go to 140.., so then I feel like I Need to run again to come down."
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May 16, 2013
tglo replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"thanx badmoon"
Feb 24, 2013
tglo replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"Yes I am serious, I find it quite fascinating how Diabetes affect so many people in so many different way's, what methods improve one seems to have no effect on another. Thanks for the info on the eAG free wheel. As I perused it, because the…"
Feb 23, 2013
BadMoonT2 replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"Here is a link to the A1C calculator that works"
Feb 23, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"Are you serious. You dropped from 11.8% to 7.9%. That is truly a monumental accomplishment. I too have found high variability across meters as well as finding that my A1c had a consistent bias compared to my average readings. A good calculator to…"
Feb 23, 2013
tglo replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"I had been pronounced a diabetic in 1989 (see my post regarding the liver and the release of glucose, posted in January 2013). I believed for a long time that is until I connected with this site, that I was the only obsessed diabetic nut determine…"
Feb 22, 2013
jims replied to MarathonMan's discussion 'Comparing A1C to daily BG readings'
"excellent advice. Printed out charts and flow graphs provide the necesssary detail like picture on cgms to catch issues."
Nov 27, 2012
acidrock23 left a comment for MarathonMan
"My feet are fine, so far. They do those tests to see if you're losing any sensation. I've noticed that the hair on my lower legs is falling out which is a "minor league" problem but I figure it's sort of a complication too?…"
Nov 15, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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lifetime
Date diagnosed
July 1, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.6
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Diet and Exercise
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Diabetes type 2, 7.6% initially, now to 5.6 and doing much better. Only diet and exercise, and I take no meds or insulin and hope to keep it like this for life.

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At 4:21pm on November 15, 2012, acidrock23 said…

My feet are fine, so far. They do those tests to see if you're losing any sensation. I've noticed that the hair on my lower legs is falling out which is a "minor league" problem but I figure it's sort of a complication too? The first time I ran 30+ miles in a week, the last day, I was at like 26 and said "go for it" and, since it was 7 degrees when I started, I figured I'd run 7 miles! I don't recall how the run went but one of my toenails turned black and it got a bit puffy. I went to the doc who applauded the wisdom of having gone in and rx'ed a strong antibiotic. It all ended well but I always recommend erring on the side of caution.

I also recommend getting shoes at a good running store, w/ treadmills and trying them out. I'll spend 30-45 minutes trying different shoes on to try to narrow it down and pick the ones that are the most comfortable. I didn't have any blisters in the Chicago Marathon this year and was pleased with that turning out that way.

At 12:29pm on November 13, 2012, Marie B said…

MM, here's another group you might enjoy

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/the5club

At 10:34am on November 12, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes MarathonMan!

At 6:32pm on November 11, 2012, acidrock23 said…

Nice to meet you too! Thanks for the note and participating in that thread!! Good job w/ the 5.6%. I'm T1 and have not "run into" too many other runners w/ T2, mostly T1, although a local runner was DX'ed w/ T2 when I met her but got demoted to T1 a bit later. The only thing I'd say is tht blowing off meds is ok but, for me, the primary thing is to control BG. It's worked well for me to eat pretty normally for runs. I don't totally carb load but eat a bit more before 20+ mile runs but I'll hit the Gatorade on the course and am able to balance my BG decently for the last few races (the CGM pic on my page is from the 2012 Chicago Marathon, not my best BG day but it worked out ok once I ran that hump off..) and replace Gatorade with salt pills and water if my BG runs up.

At 12:35pm on November 11, 2012, Marie B said…

also Joe here is a type 2 runner
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Joe_h

At 12:32pm on November 11, 2012, Marie B said…
At 11:54pm on November 10, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home MarathonMan....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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At 1:26pm on November 10, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community! Would you please participate in the BigBlueTest?
http://www.bigbluetest.org/

For every time you do, Roche Pharma will donate $5 to one of 7 very worthy charities to hel[p people with diabetes. Do it every day through November 14.

good job on bringing down the a1c.

At 1:14pm on November 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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