I was pleasantly surprised when the number was actually decent.
I referenced a test called hba1c. That's where they draw your blood and check the average of what your blood sugar has been running over the last few months. For you nerd types, this link to Medline will explain the test. It also explains the results. I'll copy and paste that part:
An HbA1c of 5.6% or less is normal.
The following are the results when the HbA1c is being used to diagnose diabetes:
- Normal: Less than 5.7%
- Pre-diabetes: 5.7% to 6.4%
- Diabetes: 6.5% or higher
So my last one taken in March was somewhere between 9 and 11. I can't recall exactly. I think it was in the 9 range. My best one ever was 5.6% a few years ago when I was much healthier. The number given to me today was 7.8%
I think I about fell out of my chair. I am sure the doctor probably did too.
I haven't taken any medication in quite some time so the decrease in that number from March until now was done purely by changing diet and exercise.
It's good to see results like that. Sometimes you wonder if what you're doing is paying off at all really.
It is. Keep going.