I don't normally share a lot about what goes on in my personal life, especially things
that are health related, but I got some really good news today and just wanted to share.
I'm a Type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago and have been able
to control things fairly well with medication (oral) and diet/exercise. One of the big
risk indicators for diabetics is a blood test called A1c. Basically it's an indication of
how much "free glucose" is in your blood stream over the past 2-3 months.
If your A1c result is 7.0 or higher, it can indicate an increased risk of all kinds of
diabetic-related health issues. In the past 2 1/2 years, my A1c has ranged between
9.3 - 7.1. It has trended downward as they've tweaked the type and dosage of my meds.
I had a follow up with my doc today, and from my latest round of blood work 2 weeks ago,
my A1c is now 6.9! I'm pretty happy with this result, as it shows that the medication
they have me on (plus my efforts to control what I shove down my gullet, LOL) is working!!
Yay medical science!