I had an appointment with the endocrinologist today, and my A1C is down to 5.3 (it was 5.4 in late November - 8.6 last May!).
I was really curious about how my A1C would change. Because of my pregnancy, I made some very significant changes - including starting humalog at mealtimes and humulin at night. Pre-pregnancy, I was able to bring my A1C down significantly through (what I would consider restrictive) low carb high fat diet and exercise. Now, I eat a moderate amount of carbs, about 120 per day or so.
I would have sworn that my A1C was going to go through the roof!
So, here’s my question - maybe it’s more philosophical. When making decisions on diet, did you find a cut and dry, black and white answer? That very clearly option 1 works for you and option 2 does not? While I still focus on eating healthy foods, previously I wasn’t eating any grains or refined carbs. And yesterday I had ice cream!
Maybe it’s about weighing the costs - in this case, the use of insulin gives me the freedom of a wider menu, while previously my goal was to avoid insulin at all costs.