Today marks my 30th day on this new drug for Diabetes called Victoza and my daily numbers have taken a dramatic turn for the better. We also adjusted my diet but I think Victoza is definitely working where Insulin and Byetta did not. While on Insulin and Byetta my A1C hit 14.9, off of these two it dropped to 8.4 and my last A1C was 9.9 so clearly I wasn’t doing very well on my own with pills.
Do I worry about the various side effects of Victoza, heck yes and I definitely have had some of them but in the morning I am under 150 and the highest I have been has been 178 where a month ago my highest number was 485! My average was in the mid to high 200’s. Not good. If I can keep it under 150 and closer to 120 then my A1C should be around 7 or so which will be a fantastic drop.
My next A1C is at the end of April and starting tomorrow night I’ll be hitting the treadmill and mountain bike to up my miles from my current 3 to around 5 miles per day. That should also help reduce my average. My blood pressure is 114 over 74 and I’m hoping if I can get my A1C down I’ll be able to reduce my Diabetic pill’s that I also take right now.
One day at a time and I feel pretty positive about it, I have a Trek 800 Mountain Track bike hanging from the garage ceiling, it’s probably the most pristine 1997 Trek 800 on the planet, wanna guess why? It probably has less than 50 miles on it! It looks like I just bought it!
I’m going to buy new tires and tubes, hopefully it won’t need rims and it will go with me on our trips this year. If it needs rims I may be better off buying a new bike. I’ll find out this weekend when I dig into it and tune it up.