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High a1c but why given my past three months of discipline?


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I suppose in some way I should be amused by my blood test results, as I told my doc before he draw that my a1C should be sterling given that I’ve been super strict with carbs (plus intermittent fasting etc) for the past three months and dropped 40 lbs as a result. So I was none too pleased to be brought up short with a 5.7.  Not sure if any of these other blood numbers have any relation but my Vitamin D still isn’t there yet (46.7) and I’ve got another instance of elevated Thyroglobulin antibodies (3.1 with a top reference range of 0.9). Only other thing that was high was hematocrit. Lipids fine. Glucose was fasting 89 but that’s generally normal for me as even during a 4-8 day water fast the most I’ll generally drop to is 70-75.

Anyway I’m trying to figure out how lifestyle change is going to make a difference at this point. If I’m already taking all the right supplements (fish oil 3500, Vitamin D 5k, Iodine, ubiquinol, etc.) and not eating carbs (I’ve been at this for a while so it’s not like I’m unknowingly pouring barbecue sauce on brisket etc.) how can I change the next test?The only things I can think of are stress (I tend to run high strung, have a bunch of small kids, attorney job), overweight, and maybe relative lack of exercise during the tail end of COVID (ironically my BP was great during beginning as I was forced out of the gym and into hiking the mountains nearby, but it’s since spiked upward and is probably 130s over high 80s/low 90 with lisinopril on board).

I realize these 3 things are all major factors but I’ve had a1c in the past that I thought would be a disaster and was nowhere near this, even though all those factors were the same or worse (I was heavier, work was relatively busier, and kids wee even smaller).

Any thoughts on whether this could be an inaccurate test or if it is accurate, anything else to look into? Am I just getting to the point where because I’m a few weeks from 50 the insulin resistance has finally caught up with me and it can’t be changed? I’m already also doing prebiotic fiber daily, probiotics by capsule and raw sauerkraut, etc.  for gut health. 

Anyway, just surprised by bad news and generally not interested in joining the diabetes parade, now or ever, especially with how much I’ve researched and play by the rules.  Am I missing something big to change?

Thanks for any ideas. 

Jarhead.

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