Hello :) So I've been in a bad situation for a really long time , I'm t1d and I have it since I was 9 I'm 19 now and I've been struggling with my diabetes and the uni life :( I'm always moody unlike what I used to be and I hate it my a1c is 12 so I was hoping you could give me some advices and I want to know the writer of the book you mentioned earlier . Thank you so much :')
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Some advices to lower your a1c in generaly.
First of all: Measure. Measure. Measure. Measure when you get up. Always before you eat something, even if it’s just one little cookie. Measure. 1,5 h after you have eaten something. And before you go to bed.
Write your sugars down. Every day. When is your sugar good? When is it bad? Maybe you should correct your basalerate or bread-exchange-factor.
Give your bolus before you eat. Besides you are low.
If you still use pens. Try to get a pump!!! Studys have shown that pumpusers have better a1cs and because of that longer and better lifetime.
Watch your food. How much bread exchanges has it? How much do you have to bolus?
Whereever you go, whatever you do… your analyser belongs to you!!!
Don’t avoid dates with your endocrinologist. Yeah maybe you are afraid because he might blame you, that this mess is your fault. Don’t be afraid of that. Remember: He only deals with diabetes when he is at work. He doesn’t have to live with that awfull illnes. Having good sugars isn’t that easy. But he knows how to change your basalerate and your bread-exchange-factors and he can controll your ofther data (Kreatinin, Cystatin C, T3, T4….) And very important sometimes your a1c rises because of other illnesses!!! E.g. My a1c has risen because of Morbus Basedow.
Do more sports. Yeah I know you are type 1 and sport wont heal your type but it helps to keep lower. Don’t know why. Just experience. But be carefull. Never do sport when you are high! Your blood is to sour when your high and when you do sport it gets more sour because of the lactic acid from your muscels!!! This could kill you.
I hope this helps. If you are worried feel free to send me your sugars and you are always welcome to ask.