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A1c < Blood sugar

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Injebreck, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Injebreck

    Injebreck Type 2 · Member

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    Life ain't easy. My last two A1cs have been 29 and 30, which is in comparison with my daily bloods which have been in the 6-9 range after an amputation a few months ago. Before I went into hospital, my readings were in the 5-7 region and, granted I've had a series of colds and sniffles, which could at least partially account for the raised levels, but I was surpised to get a phone call from the hospital an hour ago, concerned that my A1c was low. I'm at a loss to understand the difference between the two (29 equates to roughly an average blood sugar of 5.0)
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Just to be clear, do you have Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes?

    There have been a few threads on this topic concerning those with Type 1 Diabetes due (I think) to revised recommendations.

    Hello and welcome, I hope you are close to full recovery now.
     
  3. Injebreck

    Injebreck Type 2 · Member

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    I've been T2 for 20+ years
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Well done on you A1c results. I do not understand why a result showing non Diabetic numbers should worry a health care professional unless you are on insulin or drugs that actively lower your bg levels but I think this is because of the risk of hypos. They sometimes do not beleive that a T2 can have such results without hypos.
     
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  5. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be a bit concerned that your daily readings have gone from 5-7 to 6-9, regardless of your HbA1c numbers.

    The lower than expected HbA1c could be due to your blood cells average life span decreasing (and therefore not having as much time to become glycated), which could be a sign of something not right with your health.
     
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