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steveSD, November 9,  2020  6:28pm EST

Challenging year for sugars

I mostly post on the Heart Attack forum because my type 2 diabetes hasn't been much of a concern for the 3 1/2 years since by HA. I changed my diet, cutting out processed foods, junk food, and most sugar. I also cut way back on drinking to about 2 a month and exercise very regularly. My A1C went from over 11 when I had the heart attack to 5.2 a year and a half later. Last year I had a steroid injection in both hips and that shot it up but I got it back down again before hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately after surgery it crept up to 6 and my last test was 6.6 in July when I had a bit of a scare that turned out to be anxiety combined with taking nitro and dehydration. I've been walking every day for the last 2 months and trying to eat cleaner again but the stress of this pandemic year makes it so much harder to stay on target with food and not give in to comfort.  I'm really hoping the increased exercise and better diet will bring my numbers back down again. I'm not on any medication because my doctor said my numbers are still around where they want medicated patients to be to avoid any low sugar problems. I was on glipizide the first 2 years and I'm allergic to metformin. 

I can't wait for life to get back to normal so I can get back to the gym again and lift. Stay healthy. - Steve

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    AHAASAKatie, November 10,  2020  8:18am EST

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It has been a challenging year for sure. I hope that you are able to get back into the gym soon as well. Best Katie

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