My husband and I went for our quarterly checkup by our primary doctor this afternoon. We got blood tests last week and were hopeful that we would see some changes for the better.
I’ve told you my husband is a Type II Diabetic. His A1C last quarter was 7.6. (This was down a bunch from his original count of 16+, but still wasn’t normal.) Today it was 6.2 (the goal for diabetics is <7). HOOORAAAAAAY! We had essentially given up ever getting a normal reading again, and were just concentrating on eating right and getting the numbers as low as we could. We practically danced around the room!
The big difference in my numbers was in Lipid Profile (Fats in the blood, I think)
- Cholesterol was down 107 points
- LDL down 57 points
- Non-HDL down 70 points
- Triglycerides down 61 points
She said that since my husband and I are essentially eating the same foods, my exercise was the cause of my improved numbers!
She was so pleased she said I could wait to come back for SIX months. I’ve been going quarterly for YEARS, so this was super good news. If my husband keeps his good numbers in November, HE can go to every six months, too!
Tonight we’re going bowling with our good friends and having our FLEX snack for the week, a scoop of ice cream from Braum’s. We celebrated by having a FLEX lunch, as well, enjoying a couple of pieces of fried fish from our local grocery deli. We haven’t had that for almost five months now, so it was a joyous celebration, even though we’re supposed to spread the flex meals out – one per day.
We knew we had lost weight. We knew we had lost inches (though my husband won’t measure, he’s losing his tummy)
It was wonderful to have the doctor confirm with objective numbers that we’re improving our health. She said, as we were leaving, “I wish all my patients took an active interest in their health and worked as hard as you two have.”
A wonderful pat on the head! :0)