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1st hba1c since basal/bolus

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by totsy, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya all,
    was feeling ill so saw nurse other day for thyroid check etc, so being my diabetic nurse she did bloods 4 everything( i love her lol) to save me going back for them on the 20th, anyway just phoned 4 results and my hba1c is 5.9 from 7.2 yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy im so pleased thats just since basal bolus and ive had a few hiccups too,
    the only other thing receptionist said was my white blood count is slightly low!! can anyone tell me what this means??????
    thankyou in advance
    amanda :D
  2. Stuboy

    Stuboy · Well-Known Member

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    well done!

    white blood cells are the ones that fight infections. Im no expect but i would have thought a low white blood cell count means that you have more chance of getting infections and/or viruses?

    Great news about the HbA1c!
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Low white cell count could be anything, from"just you" to AIDS and all points in between. I suggest you go with whatever further investigations are suggested.
  4. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on the A1c!

    I'd ask for more details on the WBC but be aware that a lot of things can affect it, mine has been high (probably infection), low and everything in between at different times
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