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    I’ve been walking a lot. Almost every day. A month ago my new doctor sent a summary of my labs. A long list of tests were normal but he said that my A1C was in the pre-diabetic range. He said to “lose weight and see a nutritionist.”

    Clearly he did not recall that I just lost 27 pounds last year and saw a nutritionist for help to STOP losing. The plan was to add calories to everything I was able to eat. After a year of eating like that, I am not surprised my A1C is elevated. It is 5.7 (I think). It was the lowest number to be considered “pre-diabetic” under the ADA and is not considered pre-diabetic under WHO.

    I have dropped some treats that I have gotten used to, increased whole grains and really ratcheted up the walking. I hope my f/u test in a few weeks will be lower. Otherwise, I will be seeing a. Nutritionist to do the opposite of last years plan. <perplexed>
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    Ann, you have had a crazy ride the past year or more. No explaining all this. Someone (a Doctor) told one of my brothers there was no such thing as pre-diabetic, that you either are diabetic or you're not. No other experience here, but going to look up my own A1C on the health portal. Just curious as to how it would stack up. Great that you are able to walk so much.
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    Hope you won't have to cut back on chocolate, ANN. That would be just too grim.
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    I had lots of blood work in September. Nothing listed as A1C. However glucose was 77 mg/dl. Is that the same thing as A1C just stated differently?
    I think it might be because underneath it says Pre-Diabetic 100-125. So it appears that mine is measured differently. I don't think I ate my dark chocolate the day I had that done. It was not fasting. I think I had had cereal for breakfast and yogurt for lunch.
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    Virginia, glucose and A1 C are different. 77 sounds great for a random (non-fasting) glucose. I wasn’t fasting either but the A1 C is a snapshot of glucose on the hemoglobin over the past three months, as I understand it. We didn’t yet have this when I was working.

    Agate, I did cut down on my mini peanut butter cups. Just one a day now.
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    Thanks Ann!
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    That's my understanding of the HbA1C test too.

    I hadn't been doing my home glucose tests much at all because I thought the HbA1C was more or less doing the job for me, but the doctor said that the blood sugar can spike in ways that don't show up on the HbA1C, and so I really should be using the glucose meter more often.
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    Swam today as the air broke the 50F mark, to 52, pool was 85. Half mile plus a bit, 27 minutes.
    Plenty of walking with rollator. Went OUTSIDE with my all terrain rollator and was able to walk for 7 minutes in the grass.

    Then, I actually got in my car, first time I have driven in weeks, to check out Lou machine noise from next door. Drove well, so I took it for a short spin across the street about 4 minutes, easily.

    Am thinking that driving may be inthe future once the GI settles down ....appt is Monday.

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    That is a good report, Sunshine. I’m glad that you are still able to swim outside and the walking sounds like a big improvement.

    A well deserved treat for you.
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    Sunshine, such a good report from you. So glad to hear this. Perseverance seems to be working for you.

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