Pre-pregnancy hba1c struggles

everydayupsanddowns

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Hi Everyone, thanks again for all of your support and suggestions. This week we've been given the go ahead to start trying to conceive. I can't quite believe it. Thanks again.
Wonderful news @CK12

Keep us posted with how things go for you. Everything crossed for you :)
 

PhoebeC

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Yey! Fingers crossed for you x
 

Amity Island

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I've been struggling to get my hba1c down to target range for nearly 4 years. I moved to a pump just over a year ago, whilst it has made some difference, i still have a way to go and my mental health has really been affected by the toll this is all taking. Has anyone else been in a similar boat? Does anyone have any hba1c reducing tips? I make tweaks and once one area improves, another goes out of whack - typical diabetes really! Thanks in advance
Hi CK12,

Congrats btw on the go ahead.

Just thought i'd ask, regarding getting better test results, have you tried for a week, just eating same meals, at the same time with the same quants and carbs? That would make things a whole lot easier, at least your playing with the same problem each day, rather than a changing problem.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Just thought i'd ask, regarding getting better test results, have you tried for a week, just eating same meals, at the same time with the same quants and carbs? That would make things a whole lot easier, at least your playing with the same problem each day, rather than a changing problem.
I find this ‘eat boring’ tactic very helpful where my BGs are misbehaving and I am always trying to second guess quite where the issue is. To be honest I eat an identical breakfast and lunch most weekdays for exactly this reason!
 

Amity Island

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I find this ‘eat boring’ tactic very helpful where my BGs are misbehaving and I am always trying to second guess quite where the issue is. To be honest I eat an identical breakfast and lunch most weekdays for exactly this reason!
Mike,
It's funny, because this is the advice diabetics used to be given (I certainly was in the early days) cos it does make things a whole lot more predictable in what is already a difficult situation. I also tend to eat same things most days, particulalry breakfast and lunch, cos I always have done, even before diabetes. I like what I like. :)
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Mike,
It's funny, because this is the advice diabetics used to be given (I certainly was in the early days) cos it does make things a whole lot more predictable in what is already a difficult situation. I also tend to eat same things most days, particulalry breakfast and lunch, cos I always have done, even before diabetes. I like what I like. :)
I think mine stems from a) laziness in calculating and working out dose strategies and b) having been diagnosed long enough ago that it was fixed doses and ‘exchanges’ so I‘ve been used to eating to fairly regular carb counts per meal. These have changes a lot over the years, but more oftrn than not I still aim for a fairly consistent count day-to-day at the different meals
 
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