Post # 1
Hi! I know this is random but it’s been bothering me a ton. I recently did my BioMetric screening for my job and my A1c was 6.6 I was shocked that would make me Type 2 diabetic! I just had a reading in April it was 5.3 how did it jump so quickly? I lost like 9 lbs I have a good blood pressure. I do drink a lot of Starbucks but I also walk a lot at work and I feel like I have been healthier than in the past. I’m just freaked out, I want to have babies and have a good life and I’m sure I can but it’s just a bummer. Any advice?
Post # 2
Stop drinking so many sugary Starbucks drinks and ask a doctor what’s going.
That’s really all you can do right now.
Post # 3
There’s a lot you can do. See a dietitian first. Have you been taking any cortico-steroids?
Post # 4
happilyaq11 : Cut out sugar and try to go as low carb as possible (but not necessarily “keto”), that’s what lowered my A1C to a healthy level over a year ago. No fast food, cut back on bread and potatoes, no chips, etc. If you’re going to drink coffee use Splenda or Stevia as a sweetener, or drink it black. Read labels! There are hidden carbs in everything. Even “diet” frozen meals can contain as much as 50 grams of carbs per serving, that stuff can kill you, lol. Aim for no more than 20 carbs per serving. Be aware also that there is a lot of sugar in fruit and juice, limit your portion sizes.
Post # 5
I would strongly encourage you to speak to a licensed nutritionist/dietician who specializes in pre-diabetic clients, versus getting much needed health advice from random people on the internet.
That may sound harsh but the reality is every BODY is unique and requires the food and nutrition that is unique to YOU. A random person on the internet isn’t looking at things like TDEE, a food journal, your caloric intake, etc.
Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
-Current NASM student (graduating in 1 week – yahoo!).
Post # 6
It was wrong my a1c is 5.3 yay!!