A1C!

Hey guys! I hope you had a good weekend! I did! (Except my pump ran out of insulin while I was out…you know how that goes.)

Today I had my endocrinologist appointment and I got back my A1C. (The measure of average blood glucose for the past 3 months.) It was a 6.0 which roughly translates to 120 mg/dl average blood sugar…which is a normal reading for a non-diabetic! I was stoked as my last A1c was 6.6 at about 2 1/2 months after diagnosis and before that it was 12 and I was in the hospital. Getting a good A1C feels to me like when you look at a scale and you lost 10 lbs. Beyond that, my triglycerides and cholesterol were really low and the doctor asked me if I work out a lot because my numbers indicated that I did. As diabetics, we have the opportunity to really monitor our systems so much more closely than the average person. It is amazing to me to see how my lifestyle pays off on a regular basis! (There’s a plus side to diabetes!)

I also found a new work out buddy. (Hey Lauren!) And she really holds me accountable as I got up at the butt-crack of dawn this morning to meet her at the “Y.”

My doctor pretty much told me that doing a juice fast is a ridiculously stupid idea. I think I could get a way with substituting one meal a day with it, but I guess I have to give up on that one.

This week, I challenge you to “plank” every day and hold it for as long as you can! This is a great exercise for your abs. Time yourself, and I bet that by the end of the week you will have extended your time by so much! Let me know how you do with it! I will post my times here as well! 🙂

Now I am going to go bury my head in thesis writing…Have a great Monday! 🙂

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DiabeticallyYours
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 16:03:18

    Yay! Awesome A1C ! Grats!
    And planking? That’s sounds good, just as long as I’m not taking a picture of it and making it viral online!
    Oh chef Ramsay… Why did you do it to yourself? http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ln9g4d8Acd1qkvk1qo1_500.jpg

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  2. lovehatediabetes
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 22:17:47

    What an awesome A1C! I hope you’re proud of that 🙂
    I used to be super good at planking. When I played college hockey we were in the weight room three to four days a weak. We planked like every other day. I’ll post my planking times each day until Friday – if I remember! I haven’t done it in a while, so we’ll see, ha! Thanks 🙂

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    • divabetic913
      Apr 02, 2012 @ 22:30:02

      Awesome! i will be looking forward to seeing them! I challenged Nick’s dad to a “plank-off” the last time we visited his parents. IDK WTF I was thinking…he’s in the military. Obvs he beat me. And after I fell he was like “I’m gonna do another minute to prove my point.” hahaha

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