In 2019, I had my Dr. check my A1C. The results showed that my A1C was slightly above normal and a concern.
Normal is below 5.7. Prediabetes is between 5.7.–6. 5. Diabetes is above 6.5.
In 2020, my A1C increased several more points. In May 2021, my A1C results increased several more points.
A1C is a blood test to determine prediabetes or diabetes, through the individual’s average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months.
Doctor and Dietician
The results caught my attention and my Dr. encouraged me to lose weight. At that point I asked to meet with a dietician. My meeting with the dietician opened my eyes. What I learned changed the way I now eat.
I thought that you would become diabetic by eating too much sugar. Consequently, the past 2 years I had cut out ice cream, chocolate, cookies, pastries and thought I was golden (not in jeopardy of diabetes).
What the test results of my May 2021 revealed to me was that cutting back on foods rich in sugar was not the only solution. The dietician helped me to realize that what had put me in jeopardy were foods high in carbohydrates.
The dietician told me about carbs and I realized that carbohydrates were just as bad as sugar, if not worse. With this information and the wake up call of my A1C I searched out You Tube and Facebook to learn how to eat better.
Since the 3rd week in May 2021, I have lost nearly 25 pounds through eating healthier, lots of walking and working out with weights. My family tells me I look skinny. I am feeling healthier and I look great.
I am committed to reading the nutrition labels on foods and avoiding foods high in carbohydrates. I am also committed to walking as much as possible and continuing to work out with weights.
There is a lot of information on Facebook and You Tube that has benefited me. One particular source of great information has been Flav City. Bobby Parrish of Flav City has helped me to know what to buy and what to stay away from in my eating habits. Thank you, Bobby.
Making an Exception
I have a policy to not promote products or individuals, however because Bobby Parrish has helped me tremendously, I am making an exception.
Below are Bobby Parrish’s Facebook Page and You Tube Channel
If you are interested in losing weight and lowering your A1C, I would encourage you to visit Flav City on Facebook and You Tube. What Bobby Parrish shares may also help you in your process.
Bobby Parrish — Flav City
Below are links to his Facebook page and his You Tube page