Oh No! My A1C

I recently went to my doctor to get the blood work results and for my regular check up and come to find out my A1C has managed to climb back up. I went from a 5.5 to a 9.9! There's been a lot happening at work and in life that helped the number get that high including me eating too much rich food. Now I have two months before I see my doctor again and I want to get my A1C back on my normal track.

I've got a game plan started but think I should be adding more to it. I'm currently walking for 15 minutes on the treadmill ( i know it should be more but I get bored!). I'm drinking as much water as I can, I take a quarter mile walk at work and just today started taking metamucil and I'm watching my portions.

Does anyone have any suggestion? Hopefully my plan is successful and I can bring my A1C down. There's no way I'm going to let this beat me.

Be sure to log everything - carbs, insulin and activity. I know it's a pain, but it really helps me when I get off track.
Don't judge yourself for the high number. One wise friend said, "the numbers simply tell us what to do next."
Good luck.

Re boredom and exercise, I find that listening to music, watching a video or reading really help me go much longer on the treadmill or exercise bike.

I get bored on the treadmill too. Could you do two 15-min. stints at different times of day? If you don't already use an iPod/MP3, please invest in one because you only have to get through 5 songs to get to 15-20 min. And check, check, check that BG. At least 4x a day. If it's high, go for a walk or put on some fun spazzy tunes and "dance like no one's watching" for 5-10 min.

I have to be honest. Portion control and limiting fat did absolutely nothing for my blood sugar control. When I discovered the low carb diet it made all the difference. The result of following a low carb diet dropped my A1c far more than any medication ever did and I have tried my share. Consider giving a low carb diet a try.

i got to secondwhat angivan said about the music for the treadmill.... that is the only way i get thru my workout. fyi. the faster the music, the faster i run....

I had my A1C jump from the mid-5's all the way up to 7.2 once, and that was largely because my work schedule had me doing a lot of driving during the day and I was keeping my bg high to avoid any chance of hypo. Additionally because of all the time with my butt in the driver's seat, I was getting less exercise too.

Kathy I really like your friends advice! Yes I do have a ipod but I still doesn't do much for me. I think its me having to be in doors while walking. when i normally walk outside around the park i can walk for hours! Especially with the new 'Map My Walk' app. Brian; I just started the low carb diet, I see my daily numbers dropping.