Earlier this month I had a semi routine blood drawn done. I hadn’t been feeling great and my doctor decided to check to see if my thyroid was balanced. I think we were both to get the results. My thyroid was balanced (and I’ve been feeling fine so it must of just been some exhaustion to fight) and for the first time since February 2014 at least my A1C was completely in the NORMAL RANGE!!
I did not have my A1C checked prior to 2014, although while pregnant in 2006 it was fine. Sometime between 2006 and 2014 my A1C bumped into the insulin resistant/pre-diabetic range. I have a sweet tooth and I’ve tried to avoid artificial sweeteners because there really isn’t much positive to read about them. As I’ve tried to curb the sweets reserving treats for celebrations and certain times of the month I’ve seen the weight drop and my cravings drop, but the numbers remained the same.
I can only explain my new found blood ranges as a result of prayer, sticking with eating less sweets and a lot of exercise. My doctor even seemed surprised.
The results of this latest blood draw has given me a new perspective.
- For the first time in a very very long time I have stopped waiting for quality of life to become even more compromised and instead have become even more focused on keeping my A1C in range. Less and less sugar, increased workouts including heavier weights.
- I’ve begun thinking about the future more. What will life be like in 10 or more years? I’m no longer assuming needles, insulin and full blown diabetes is a given for me.
If you are also fighting hypothyroidism I CAN.NOT stress enough how vital quality health care is to your sustained health.
Further reading: The two BIG Problems with typical thyroid treatment Part 1 and Part 2