Dealing with Rising A1C?

I know I am not alone in dealing with diabetes type 2. I was diagnosed several years ago and have been taking medication to help regulate my blood sugar. Things were going fine until this year. The last time I saw my doctor, my A1C had risen to 6.9, from a normal of 6.1 or 6.2. This is frightening. I wasn’t sure what I was doing differently.

In order to bring down the numbers, I began fasting from sugars and not eating after my last meal around 5pm until morning around 7 am. Yet, the morning numbers continue to be high. My daily numbers also are higher than normal. This morning my wake up blood sugar was 191. This is the highest ever.

I do not want to have complications arise from this disease, especially since I have heart disease and take two medications for this, including a blood thinner. It seems these higher blood sugar numbers have shown up after starting Eliquis. Research indicates there is no side effect of Eliquis which causes rising blood sugar.

Now I’m on a journey to determine what is causing this issue with my numbers. I ordered a journal to track my numbers throughout the day, along with listing what I eat, exercise, and keeping a record of blood pressure and also information from doctors’ visits. I am also beginning an exercise plan geared to my age and health.

There is no cure for diabetes and it is important for me to take control. I won’t find a magic fix, nor can a doctor do much more than write a new prescription. The reason I’ve added this category to my blog is to share my journey which may help someone else who is struggling. Dealing with an incurable disease when one lives alone can be daunting. For me, I plan to spend a lot of time praying and talking to God about my health worries.

Had a Scare Today

I’ve been a Type 2 diabetic for several years. However, I’ve been able to keep my A1C around 6.2 and my numbers pretty constant. Lately I’ve noticed my numbers are much higher in the morning.

I’m not diligent with testing like I probably should be. The doctor told me a few years ago I only needed to check once or twice a week. I also know I haven’t been eating too healthy since the pandemic began and now that inflation is so high, I’ve been buying a lot of pasta and grains to help keep costs down.

I saw my doctor for my 6 month diabetic check this morning thinking all was good. I’ve been feeling great. This evening I received the test results. My A1C is at 6.9 which is a BIG jump in 6 months and the highest it has ever been! This shocked me.

Like the time I was first diagnosed, I’m admitting to myself that I have an incurable disease and only with God can I get my numbers back in line. I must remember all the time this is a silent disease and is not good for my heart disease either.

Tomorow I’ll be cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator and starting to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. No more of the grains and pasta and bread. I know I can turn this around with God. He tells me all things are possible with Him.

If you feel led, I sure would appreciate your prayers in support.