Progress after the first month
Monday, November 15, 2010
So I found out on October 1 that I was diabetic. After the initial shock of it all, I got started on doing the right things, eating better exercising a little and monitoring my blood sugar. After a month, what has changed? Well, I have made significant progress I think.
I started a nutrition class last week and they tested my A1C again. I dropped from a 13.4 when I was diagnosed to 9.1 in just 3 and a half weeks. My goal is to have my A1C under 7 by the end of the year and I think I can do it.
While I didn't lose any weight in the last week, I have lost about five more pounds since I was diagnosed and thirty pounds over all. My goal is to get to 225 lbs (where my doctor wants me to be or under) by the end of the year as well. I have ten more pounds to go and about seven weeks to get there.
Finally, my blood sugar has been great lately. A month on the medications and I haven't see a reading over 150 and the last week and half my blood sugar has been under 120. I am still learning what to eat and how much (hoping the next nutrition class will really help me with that) but I'm getting there. My family has been so supportive and I have found great information on SparkPeople and other places on the Internet to help me as well. Finally, I have found I have more friends with diabetes than I knew and they have been so supportive and helpful as well.
When I first found out, I felt like a ton of bricks hit me. I didn't know how I was going to deal with this and I had so many fears. Now, I know that I can do it, and that life is not the doom and gloom I worried about.