I met with my endo a couple of weeks ago and had been anxiously awaiting the results from my A1C test. I finally caught him on the phone after I returned from Canada last week only to learn my A1C had gone up from 5.8 to 6.6 in the past three months. I felt deflated.
My endo was encouraging, but told me to watch what I eat the next few months. It was frustrating to hear that because I always watch what I eat. I put so much thought and energy into planning my meals, snacks and workouts, that sometimes I get exhausted just thinking about how regimented my days are now.
I know a 6.6 A1C isn’t bad, but I can’t help but feel disappointed that it went up. I question if I ate as well and exercised as much as I could have. I wonder if I need to cut my carbs down even more. I wonder if this is a sign that my pancreas is producing less insulin and if oral meds are beginning to lose their touch. Whatever the cause, all I can do is keep moving forward and trying my best. Sigh.