I have to share this with you. A victory in the War On Diabetes. Shell, a reader and blogger, got her A1c results back. 5.1! 5.1! Her doctor took her off of her meds. Congratulations, Shell!
With only slight apologies to My Fair Lady…Shell Did It.
Going off of Diabetes meds should only be done in partnership with your doctor; it’s a decision that you both make. And, if it’s your goal, then work toward it.
But, for any Diabetic, control should always be the goal. According to the ADA, that means an A1c under 7. For whatever reason you may not choose to work to go off of meds – and that’s your decision. But, control has to be a goal so you don’t face the complications; live to watch children grow; and, be there for grandchildren. Or, for whatever will motivate you. Take a moment and figure out what will motivate you to control Diabetes.
For Shell, I think it was a sign of progress; of weight loss and of taking control of her life. I’ll tell you that for Shell, and others who control their Diabetes one way or another, it’s bigger than winning the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, Masters Golf Tournament and Dancing With The Stars (okay, maybe not the last one) combined. Controlling Diabetes means you are winning. Control it with just Diet and Exercise, or control it with Diet, Exercise and Meds – just control it.
Please. Win your War On Diabetes.
Congratulations, Shell. I will try and get her to share her story with us. And, if you are controlling your Diabetes, I’d love to know about it and share your story.
As always, thank you for reading.