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Hba1c down!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Daphne917, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Had my annual check today and my hba1c is down to 35 from 38 last year!! However she asked me not to let it go any lower due to the risk of hypos!!
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Well done!!!!!!

    Hypos on diet only??? What planet is she on?
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Smashing News, well done you!
     
  4. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure - I’ll give that bit of advice a stiff ignoring I think!
     
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    hankjam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Agent @Daphne917 , keep up with what ever you're doing. :)
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done , do you hypo ?
     
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    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Sometimes I find very hard to understand gp advice. They don't seem to understand and just give advice based on no proper evidence.
     
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  8. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to when I was younger and non diabetic depending on what I had for breakfast or if I hadn’t eaten for a while but very rarely now.
     
  9. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - not sure how I managed it though because within that 3 month period I’d
    been on holiday to Jersey and an 11 day ‘cruise and stay’ in the Canaries so I was surprised at how low it was particularly as my carb control wasn’t as good as normal!
     
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    woodywhippet61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done.
     
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    Jenniewren1958 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  12. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Great effort @Daphne917 and a great way to enter the holiday season, knowing that occasional excursions "off piste" don't wreck your overall effort.
    If you don't mind, I'll sneak my own success into your thread here... I just got my results (and also had an extended foodie break round Spain recently). I was delighted with a score of 37.
    Currently celebrating with a single square of dark chocolate! :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t mind at all especially as it may give newly diagnosed T2s encouragement to know that it can be controlled through diet.
     
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  14. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to say ‘well done’! It’s good to know all our hard work pays off and we may be able to relax a little on Christmas Day.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    Had the discussion with the GP today who is v happy with 37. He didn't ask how I'm doing, but he did a cholesterol test...
    (I'll report back to see if that has changed from the last one).
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
    4.9 TC.
    WooHoo!! Go Lowcarbing!!
     
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  17. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you - mine was 5.2 but trigs 2.7 however, in my defence, it wasn’t a fasting one as I’d only gone in for my flu jab but when she noticed that my diabetic check was due she suggested taking my blood there and then which I thought was a good idea. It wasn’t until I was on my way home that I realised the cholesterol result would be skewed as I’d had a cheese omelette followed by FFat Greek yoghurt and raspberries for lunch and my appt was 14.30 - oops!!
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused. My DN told me not to fast for the HbA1c, but it seems you fast for the cholesterol test. They usually do both at the same time, (but forgot).
    Making it up as they go along...mutter mutter...
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t need to fast for my blood tests but I find that my cholesterol figs are better if I have the blood test in the morning and not have anything to eat beforehand.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Cholesterol figures change a lot during the day, much like blood sugars do. If you have recently eaten, especially if it contains fat, your triglycerides result may be elevated.
     
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