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5.0 in 2014

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yesterday I got the results back from a blood test I had done. My hemoglobin A1C (blood sugar) level was 5.7, up from 5.6 a year ago, and putting me officially in the "pre-diabetic" range. I'm obviously not pleased by this. On the other hand, the other results were excellent:
- C-reactive protein 0.33
- Vitamin D 44.7
- Insulin 5.0
- TSH 1.410
- Cholesterol (total) 202 (LDL/HDL ratio = 1.2; LDL = 102, VLDL = 12; Triglycerides = 59, HDL = 88)

So my goal is to reduce my A1C level to 5.0 by December 2014. I've already been on
a gluten-free and primal/paleo diet for between 1-2 years, and will continue with that. The main thing I will change, I think, is to go low carb.

Wishes and prayers for wisdom and perseverance on this, as well as advice from your experience, would be gratefully accepted. emoticon Thanks in advance!

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    I am hypoglycemic. I have to watch my numbers too. You can do it I am sure.
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    2631 days ago
    All you can do is try it and see what happens. I have a lot of confidence that you'll see an improvement!
    2631 days ago
    Congratulations on your numbers!
    My advice is continue listening to your body, find the changes that work for you, and stay active.
    I make a fresh vegetable juice ever morning. That is helping me get my numbers where I want them.
    2631 days ago
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