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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by 1974darrenh, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. newjourney

    newjourney Type 1 · Member

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    Mine is 35, the consultant was not happy and gave me a lecture which was totally irrelevant as he could see I don't have many hypos and I have excellent hypo awareness.
     
  2. maggiestanfield

    maggiestanfield Type 1 · Member

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    As you have just observed, they aren't always right! Diabetes is very individual. 35 for you sounds fine but in another person, it could mean lots of hypos with high readings in between. At the end of the day, I suppose it's a judgement we each must make according to our own situation.
     
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  3. newjourney

    newjourney Type 1 · Member

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    He had my numbers from my meter and I had already said how much I feel. he wasn't even interested in asking me any questions, luckily he is retiring!
     
  4. Skim

    Skim Type 1 · Member

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    I think the lower the better.. but you need to make sure you are not having many hypos.. if you are having highs and lows then your hba1c reading doesn't tell the true story. A good hba1c only means less or little diabetes damage if you don't have many swings
     
  5. newjourney

    newjourney Type 1 · Member

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    As I said earlier I don't have many hypos and excellent numbers. no swings.
     
  6. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mr_Sh · Newbie

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    Last Hba1C was about 9, and I have hypos daily.
     
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  8. stellson

    stellson Type 1 · Active Member

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    Couldn't agree with maggieatansfield more!!!! I'm 20 years down the line and have very good control but for a while I let it take over my life, I was obsessed, the libre didn't help with this. I've since went back to good old finger pricking and with an hba1c of 41 I'm enjoying life and my 2 healthy children again. I also need to add at this point that I try my best to eat good but I do love my carbs and as long as you can get your calculations right then life is for living!!! And btw I don't always get it right, just try my best x

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  9. stellson

    stellson Type 1 · Active Member

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    I also often think of those who maybe just aren't able to cope with the constant numbers and calculations....its a relentless illness but I try to think it could be worse x

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  10. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just been diagnosed and my reading was 128!
     
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  11. elenawing

    elenawing Type 1 · Member

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    43 (6.1 %) up from 41 (5.9 %). Was told off about the 41 because apparently it's impossible to have that average without me hiding lows...even while wearing a CGM, so nurses were happy I've gone up a bit.
     
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  12. Bassiette

    Bassiette Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My last results was 7.2 mg/dl after good 6 months from 6.4 and 6.5 mg/dl
     
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  13. jimmysmith

    jimmysmith Type 1 · Member

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    My HBA1C yesterday was 10.6, same as it was about 3 months ago, which was a bit disheartening as I'd really been trying to done some blood tests.
     
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  14. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 with the last 1.5 months using the libre with a couple of dodgy sensors reading too low. Libre predicted HbA1c would be 4.2 :-(
     
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  15. cherylt1d

    cherylt1d Type 1 · Active Member

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    My last hba1c test came at 72. From 96 :)
     
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  16. tiredoftrying2017

    tiredoftrying2017 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's certainly an improvement. How did you do it?
     
  17. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Delighted to get 4.8% or 29 on my last test. I have really been struggling with my control - recently in the mornings I can't seem to get my numbers up no matter what I do (turn off pump for hours, no IOB, no exercise, eating food - just couldn't make it go up) followed by highs in the afternoon. Last time my endo told me to get my HbA1c up a bit from 4.6 since it was almost too good and she was worried about hypos - pleased to report that not only did I increase the number, but I have not had a proper hypo (<3.9) in ages! Not too happy with my quality of life at the moment, but I'm trying my best and I'm glad my results reflected that.
     
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  18. Big_Col

    Big_Col Type 1 · Active Member

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    40 again. Nurse thinks I'm some how cheating the test. :wacky:
     
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  19. Paiste

    Paiste Type 1 · Active Member

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    Mine.. Wasn't good.
    This prompted a lengthy and thorough ass beating from my specialist.
    On the bright side though, I'm now living on a diet of budgie food and walnuts, which should improve things no end. I'll be a skellybob next time I see him.
     
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    Dod95 Type 1 · Active Member

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    7.8 %
     
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