Sunday, September 27, 2009

3 months no insulin, time to celebrate with cake!






As a type 1 diabetic, I've been 3 months off of insulin and almost 9 months of going grain-free, dairy-free, and legume-free (paleo). Blood sugars have all been good. I just started my senior year of college!

I found a bread recipe on the blog The SCD girl and her kid. It's a grain free, dairy free, paleo and low carb recipe. I turned it more into a cake by adding some stevia and coconut oil frosting (not pictured). It's very easy to make and is very filling!For the recipe click here: http://scdgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/kariannes-bread.html

Here's how mine turned out. I can't wait to make it again!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

A1C is 5.4!

My new A1C is 5.4% and I am very happy! An A1C test measures a person's average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. The normal range for an A1C is 4-6%. My A1C was taken after two months without using insulin.

A few weeks ago I saw my endocrinologist for my type 1 diabetes and she happily knows that I'm not using insulin and she does not want me to go on any medication. I still do blood sugar tests about 4 times a day.

So far I've been grain-free, dairy-free and legume-free for 8 months and it's going great. Considering I used to be a vegetarian, I really enjoy eating meat and fish, along with veggies, big salads, fruits, nuts, and eggs! For a dairy alternative I use almond milk or coconut milk.

As for the A1C, it's lower than what I thought it would be. I thought it was going to be in the upper fives not middle fives! My sugars have been really good still (70-120mg/dL) and the next A1C will be in December. I appreciate all the comments, questions, and emails!

Thanks,
Michelle