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Calexander57

A1c Questions

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Calexander57

Hello everyone. I am T1, and my last test result came back with an A1c of 8.4. My doctor says it is not all that bad but needs to come down. How do I get my A1c down. I eat minimal carbs. My doc says I need at least 20 carbs a day. A meal plan of mine is below.

Breakfast 3 scrambled eggs

1 half small avocado

1 cup blueberries

coffee 2 packets of Splenda

1 glass of water

Lunch

can chicken 5 oz 

olive oil and vinegar

Romaine lettuce for a salad

Tomatoes and cucumbers

1 bottle of water

8 oz pecans

Dinner

Salmon 6 oz

Brussel Sprouts

1 half sweet potato

Handful of unsalted nuts

 

Any thoughts?

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adiantum

That A1c is too high  yet doesnt reflect upon the meals you listed so your insulin cant be right.

Its a good meal plan.

Your breakfast covers the doctors carb requirements for the day , as 1 cup of blueberries is 20g carbs.

Dinner sounds really nice . 1/2 cup brussel sprouts 6g 1 cup sweet potato 40g

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Calexander57
1 hour ago, adiantum said:

That A1c is too high  yet doesnt reflect upon the meals you listed so your insulin cant be right.

Its a good meal plan.

Your breakfast covers the doctors carb requirements for the day , as 1 cup of blueberries is 20g carbs.

Dinner sounds really nice . 1/2 cup brussel sprouts 6g 1 cup sweet potato 40g

I take 60 units of Lantus 2x a day

I take a sliding scale of insulin max 40 units a day novolog

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adiantum

I have no experience with insulin . Others might offer  their experiences.

I'm type2 without taking meds

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Dowling

That diet doesn't reflect in your A1C so something is wrong. I'm sure that you don't eat the same thing every day and what do you drink? Maybe you are eating(or drinking) more carbs than you think you are or maybe your insulin is off but I wouldn't know about that since I don't take insulin. There has to be some reason for your A1C to be so high. Maybe someone who takes insulin will join in and give you more info.

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