Just a brief update here today. The onset of Type 2 diabetes becomes more likely once one receives a transplant after age 45. Although my new kidney has been working well, I certainly haven’t wanted to put its good functioning to the test by having elevated blood sugar.
Here’s a chart which explains what the A1C numbers mean and where it puts one on the scale.
My first tests had me in the low 7s. Category: diabetic. The last time I was tested the A1C score came in at 6.4, a great number which indicated I had moved into the pre-diabetic range. This past week, the score was 5.8: non-diabetic! Wow. My first question was, “Does this mean I’m now free to scarf down a bunch of chocolate?” (I had visions of gnawing on the ears of a solid chocolate Easter bunny….) I was somewhat discouraged from pursuing that venture, but even so, I’m feeling pretty good about this number and hope I can maintain the disciplines of diet and exercise that have got me here.
Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter (with or without chocolate!).
Grace and Peace,