My name is Victoria John. I take this opportunity to let you know how important to take care of yourself if you have diabetes. I have been living with this sickness for the past 15 years and I am in the Arima Lifestyle Clinic where I get to see the doctors and get tests done free.
I never knew about HbA1C until I joined the DSMES support group. When I first took the test the result was 11.5 and the doctor explained that it was too high. After talks with other support groups such as dietitians, foot care persons and others; I am trying to follow the instructions and my HbA1C WENT TO 9.5. Though this is still high, I am trying to control it with diet and exercise. If you have any symptoms of diabetes, get yourself tested. Let your doctor refer you to the Lifestyle Clinic, then join the DSMES group in order to get the support with diet exercise and just having someone to talk to about diabetes.