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I finally got my Hba1C down!!!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by KimSuzanne, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. KimSuzanne

    KimSuzanne · Well-Known Member

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    I know it may not sound great but I went from 12.3 to 9.6, cholesterol went from 4.6 to 4.3 as well in 3 months and I did it all by myself, thats first time its been below 10 in almost 13 years. I've started carb counting done my own research and have been having great results so far!
    Went to see the diavetic consultant in December who told me that I was nothing special and would have to wait 18 months to get on the course so I tauht myself! My consultants and DSN have not been great for a long time.
    I know it doesn't seem like much to most people but I'm chuffed!

    Kim
     
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    sugarless sue · Master

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    Well done Kim, keep it up. That is excellent progress in such a short time.
     
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    scoots Type 1 · Active Member

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    That's fabulous Kim, really well done!

    BTW - don't ever let any doctor think you're nothing special, it's just not true... :wink:

    Jen x
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Kim,

    It's certainly a step in the right direction and hopefully in time you will reduce your hba1c further, keep the carb counting up and hopefully you'll get enrolled on a course sooner than 18 months.

    Nigel
     
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    cugila · Master

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    Well done Kim.
    Great progress in a short time. You are doing well and I am sure the future is looking good. :)
     

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    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    Kim,

    That is absolutely brilliant...don't let anyone tell you it isn'!

    To improve like that, with no help...after being diabetic for quite a while takes real strength...you have every right to be proud. Onwards and er,, downwards?!
     
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    IrishJoe Type 1 · Active Member

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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Right on! The information is all there on t'interweb - I'm sure teaching yourself wasn't your first preference, but it IS the best way (in my oninion) as it encourages you to take responsibility for your own learning.

    Coming away from a course you've attended where you didn't pick up a great deal of useful info, it is too easy to blame the course. By taking responsibility for gaining the knowledge yourself, you are much more motivated to see it through to completion.

    You can always attend the course when they (finally...) book you onto it. But at that point, it will be supplimentary knowledge to what you have already learned. You may even be the most informed person (incl. the people TEACHING the course!) in the room.

    Well done!
     
  9. KimSuzanne

    KimSuzanne · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your words of encouragement its nice to get them from people who understand. Patch I completely agree I've been teaching myself things for many years and generally know more than the doctors who run the clinics - ;ast time he kept telling me I was a type 2 I got rather annoyed.
    I'm getting there with the carb counting somedays are better than others but I think thats more to do with the insulins than anything, I have Humulin I as my base insulin and thats known for causing daytime hyops I just can't find one thats better - Lantus and Levemir didn't agree with me. Onwards we go!!
     
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