Tag - HbA1c

7 tips to improve your HbA1c

Having a good HbA1c means that, generally, your average blood sugar levels are lower. This is positive for several reasons, one reason being that good HbA1c control helps to reduce your risk of complications in later life.

For most people with type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes, the HbA1c target recommended by NICE, or the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is 48 mmol/mol or 6.5%. [1] [2]

This target is easy for some to achieve, but for others it’s not. And scoring below 53 mmol/mol or 7% is still impressive.

In this video we’ve picked out 7 tips that people with good HbA1c levels use to help them.

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7 New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes

With the new year underway, people with or without diabetes across the world will be committing themselves to New Year’s resolutions.

While success will often occur, many people will have likely broken these vows by March and forgotten even making them by May.

New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes, however, do not have to be greatly taxing or challenging. We’ve compiled a list of seven that can be stuck to with a little willpower and commitment.

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I never expected THAT!

Since I last wrote, I’ve had my first ‘official’ appointment with my Diabetes Specialist. This was at the beginning of December – roughly 2months after I first started on insulin (HumulinM3). From my own testing regime I was expecting my HbA1c to have dropped from the 14.2 that it was at my ’emergency appointment’ to about 9 point something, so I was surprised (and pleased) when he told me it was down to 8.3. From my current testing regime, I’m expecting it to be around the lower 7s at my next appointment in April, so I’m pleased with my progress so far.

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My life with Diabetes

I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but I felt like I would feel privileged just to talk about diabetes, as over the years I have come to accept it.

So My names chelsea I’m 18 years old and lived with Diabetes since I was 8 years old. I’ve had a lot of problems with my diabetes over the years (I will talk about this at a later date), but one thing I have learnt is that although there will be bad days with it, Diabetes shouldn’t control your life it should be part of you and your identity.

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Could Victoza become a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes?

This week there was news from a small study that showed that Novo Nordisk’s Victoza could serve as a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes, as a supplement to insulin.

People with type 1 diabetes can often find themselves dealing with large swings in blood sugar on a near-to daily basis which can be particularly difficult to control. The study on Victoza indicated that the drug helps to reduce the swings in blood sugar and improved overall blood glucose control.

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