Restarting My Health — My First Year As A Diabetic Physicist

  • Weight: 96kg (212 lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 30.3 (obese)
  • Fasting glucose: 140–180 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 9.1%
  • Fitness level: none
  • Overall mood: crap

The first week

  • Weight: 94–96kg (212 lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 30.3 (borderline obese)
  • Fasting glucose: 130–145 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 9.1% (did not do a new test)
  • Fitness level: none
  • Overall mood: still crap

The first month

  • Weight: 90kg (198 lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 28.4 (no more obese — just overweight)
  • Fasting glucose: 100–130 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 8.2%
  • Fitness level: none
  • Overall mood: determined

The first three months

  • Weight: 83kg (183lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 26.2 (overweight)
  • Fasting glucose: 95–105 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 6.3% (pre-diabetic value)
  • Fitness level: 5k run
  • Overall mood: confident

The first half-year

  • Weight: 73kg (161lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 23 (healthy weight)
  • Fasting glucose: less than 100 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 5.3% (normal value)
  • Fitness level: 10k run
  • Overall mood: optimistic

The first year

  • Weight: 73kg (161lbs)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 23 (healthy weight)
  • Fasting glucose: less than 100 mg/dl (occasionally a bit higher than that)
  • Hemoglobin A1c: 6%
  • Fitness level: switched to cycling and swimming (hope to get back to running soon)
  • Overall mood: realistic

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