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An A1c is a measure of how well your diabetes is doing over a 3 month period. Get one. It is one of the best ways of determining if your meds, exercise, diet, etc are working
i also have diabetes but now off meds after a year of walking, drinking water, logging ALL my food intake and giving up white bread and potatoes. i have lost some weight,also! i now munch on veggies, fruit and i eat lots of yogurt and oatmeal!
This applies especially to those who are newly diagnosed, but also to the rest of us. It takes time to find the right amount/type(s) of meds, how many carbs to eat, how to deal with all of this life with diabetes. Be patient. Educate yourself (American Diabetes Association website/books, and dLife.
I have a 20 oz water bottle at work and one at home. I constantly fill them and drink at least 3 bottles while at work. then I drink out of the one at home when I eat my evening meal and take my evening meds. My Blood Sugar is lower when I drink more water.
When I needed 2 start Insulin after oral medications had quit working, my family doc referred me 2 an Endocrinologist. After being interviewed, almost interrogated, he gave me a couple of choices of how 2 manage my diabetes. 1 was a standard insulin control, the other was a "Strict Control". Strict
All the difference in the world for me. Meeting with a diabetes educator showed the ins and outs of having diabetes and how being proactive can be beneficial to your life in preventing many health and life threatening issues. Meeting with a nutritionist helped me start eating healthy w/a meal plan.
I hate vegetables, however since I have started eating greens regularly every morning (green smoothies) my bs has never been lower. I used to be in the 300s now its pretty consistently around 125-155. By filling up on green vegetables the carbs aren't even a concern.