Hi there well here I am hoping to gain some wisdom from this great community!
I went to the GP in November 22 after feeling utterly dreadful for about 6 months, headaches tired foggy head angry and not at all myself….. put it down to the menopause, stress and lack of being able to exercise…. (Damaged Achilles for 18 month) WHAM … Bloods came back HB1ac 58….. was shocked as have always been a runner and very fit … cutting a longish story short GP requested more bloods Dec 2nd and between first HB test 17th Nov and second test 2nd dec levels were 55…. Ive been told they need to be 41 before they will be happy… Is this correct?
In that time I cut out caffeine, alcohol and refined carbs and been trying to stick to between 800 and 1100 calories a day…. Up to an hours exercise a day (walking my dog) and just started jogging again (Achilles fixed)
Lost 6lb to date still have 10lb to go for lowest target range….
I started the new way of eating 20th Nov and have been logging finger prick results on MySugr App which I’m finding helpful….and they were great right up until Xmas eve when it all went a bit wrong food wise…. So Ive had 2 days off the wagon… I woke up today feeling utterly dreadful and annoyed with myself, though the Xmas pudding was lovely……. Was 8.4 fasting this morning.
Fasting sugars are anything between 5 and 8.4 and I cant seem to find any consistency with these Is this normal?
I guess I just want some kind of a virtual hug to let me know Im on the right track as speaking to a GP who hadn’t even heard of the blood sugar diet was a bit scary. I also need to find a way to stay motivated with recipes etc as I do love food and cooking …
Thanks heaps all x