But I can't live without my favorite foods!
And no one's saying you have to! One common misconception about eating for diabetes is that one has to forget anything "good" or what more often that not ends up being favorite foods. So right away, people feel defeated and overwhelmed with the dietary changes that need to be made. The GREAT news, is that you don't have to totally give up those things you love in order to manage your diabetes well. You'll notice the word 'totally' is in italics- cant get anything past you ;)
Did you see your A1C?
So what is an A1C anyway? An A1C is a vital test if you're diabetic, or may have been how your diabetes was diagnosed. An A1C test tells your doctor what your average blood sugar has been over the last 3 months. The number represented by your test is the percentage of sugar that is bound to your red blood cells. A person without diabetes should have an A1C of less than 5.7. A person with diabetes should aim to have their A1C be less than 7. But my A1C was higher than 7, what