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Four months after DX....

Bishop

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A bit of a delay but got around to looking up my lab results and was relatively pleased to see my A1C at 5.7 after a 6.0 reading just 30 days ago, meaning that I may be trending in the right direction, modulo margins of error, last-30-days-weights-for-A1C, etc.

 

Liver numbers are good, cholesterol is good, and my albumin/creatinine ratio is back to normal.

 

Update of my boilerplate:

 

[
earlier
] had some mild but clear symptoms for a few months, did some exercise, symptoms went away; but was worried enough to see a doctor given what I had read online about diabetes; diet up until this point was LOADED with carbs (200+ grams of carbs per sitting quite common) and close to 100% restaurant, fast food, and all-you-can-eat catered food and snacks. DX'd with Metabolic Syndrome ages ago, but no symptoms, didn't pay attention or make changes. BAD MOVE. Last FBG on record was 83 on 2012.09.17.

 

2015.05.28 DX'd A1C at 13.2, FBG at 194 - The Wake Up Call !!

 

2015.06.08 [11 days after DX] FBG mostly in 80s, all below 100

 

2015.06.27 [~1 months after DX] A1C at 9.8 & FBG at 88

2015.08.28 [~3 months after DX] A1C at 6.0 & FBG at 87

2015.09.28 [~4 months after DX] A1C at 5.7 & FBG at 95

 

 

Diet
: low-to-moderate carbs; eat a ton; love my fats, especially given my love of hard boiled
eggs, all kinds of cheeses, nuts and meat; though I get a lot of veggies in too;
much more mindful of overeating and also try to only eat when hungry;
not strictly following any given LCHF, Paleo, Atkins, or Diet X, but learning from all of them
and trying to figure out what works best for me over time

 

Exercise
: daily mild, but deliberate walking, or 80-100,000 steps per week on average, very light
strength training, occasional but well beyond recreational tennis; intimately
familiar with HIIT and various exercise (yes please) vs. training (no way) routines, but not going down that path
for now

 

Medication
: have never taken any medication for diabetes or non-diabetes; I realize this may
change significantly over time

 

Weight
: as of 2015.09.28 roughly at 190 pounds, down from an all time high of ~245 around 8/2013;
this is technically the lightest I've been in since at least March 7, 2005 (the earliest
records I have) - as a 6' male, given my activity level, athletic exposure, and genetics, need
to figure out a reasonable steady state given my muscle mass, sustainability, and age

 

Speaking about sustainability, it's way too early for me to tell. Ongoing homework, understanding,
measuring, corrections, experiments, etc., especially given the progressive nature of this disease.


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