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Hello ladies, my name is Ardita im from Kosovo.
I am a type 1 diabetic for 21 years now, last month i started with the pump therapy because there was no other way of lowering my hba1c level to 7 because i want to get pregnant.
2 weeks ago my Hba1c level was 9.0 and my doctor said that on 22th this month i could test my hba1c level again, does anybody think that it could be lowered by then because i realy have been disappointed a lot lately ( i am trying for 6 months now to lower it) and i thpught that you here have a lot of experience.
Any advice would be helpful
Posted about 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome!!!!!  So nice to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!   I don't know if you can lower your A
Posted about 2 years ago
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As i was saying, LOL..... sorry, my fat fingers always seem to find the wrong key when i am typing on a laptop.   Ardita, again, welcome.  I have only been here a week or so myself and really struggling with the weight end of this disease.  All I can tell you I lowered my A1c from 11.7 to 6.2 in 3 months eating a very strict diet of only chicken, tilapia and veggies...... no rice, potatoes, cereal, bread, pasta, nothing white at all, only lots of protein with vegetables or salad at every meal.  You want to get down two whole points in only a month.  I got down 5 and a  half in 3 months with a very very low carb diet, never had more than 50-60 mg of carbs a day.  That is the way I got my A1c down, and I lost 47 pounds doing so.....but eating only chicken, tilapia and a few veggies or salads was so restrictive and was hard to sustain past 3 months.  Now I am eating with a much wider variety and struggling to again control my binge eating.  It's always a daily battle.  I think the correct way to go always, ALWAYS is with no processed foods, here in the USA, I shop the perimeter of the store, which is just the vegetables, produce, the fish, the meat and the dairy products.  Eating nutrititious foods I think is key to being as healthy as we can with this disease.   Much much good luck to you and I hope your dreams of having a family come true soon!!!!!!  brightest blessings, cici
Posted about 2 years ago
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Hello everyone my name is Vanesa. For a period of time I had one roommate with diabetes and only then I saw how hard and painful it was to have diabetes. And I wanted to offer my help and support but because I didn't have that much information I found out "reachout.life"and since then I have been using it not only for diabetes but for other diseases too, and I suggested it to all of my friend. All of us either we suffer from diseases or know someone that does. So is important to have the right information and support from other people that are going through same circumstances. The app is called "reachout" and you can download it for free.

Posted about 11 months ago
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I have been type 1 for 6 years, my sugar is always high, like ALWAYS, 400-500 constantly, I've never been sick or dka, or hospitalized for any reason except (diagnosis sugar was 1006) I eat Everything constantly good,bad,ugly, regular lifestyle,I carry a lot of muscle (always have) I am 5'6" 145lbs, even with super high sugars I don't lose weight or gain it,my eyesight is great,no problems with feet,kidneys,or any other problems literally the only problem I have is my a1c is 12.9 and it has been for the last 4 years,the drs only complaint is my a1c is bad NO OTHER problems at all!!! Has anyone ever heard of this or has anyone else experienced this??? I got my a1c down to 8 and I felt like death! No quality to life at all so I let it go back up and I feel great!!?? Please help

Posted about 10 months ago
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Hello! My name is Kelly and I have been T1D, and in March it will be 23 years. I recently got married and my A1C has been at an 8.5 and over the next year I need to get it more manageable to a 6.4 to talk about having a baby. I have had no other issues health wise, other than weight gain. I would love to talk to some people about how they lost weight and the best way to do it. I live in Columbia, SC and am so excited to have found this GREAT outlet for people who struggle with the same disease! Thanks for letting me be a part.

Posted about 4 months ago