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Coming off Metformin, eGFR, A1Cnow test

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by LittleGreyCat, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, that seems the case. I cannot compare anything to my lab tests - nothing matches in my case. However, the A1cNow does match my other data.
     
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    Just got my latest blood tests back.
    My A1CNow HbA1c home test was 6.1%.
    The laboratory test was 7.2%.
    Both tests taken on the same day.

    On that basis the A1CNow test looks to be potentially misleading in my particular case.

    That is one heck of a difference, really. That is an average of 9.5%!

    Now to undertake a flurry of blood testing instead of the occasional check.

    I have really no idea what is going on because my results up to late last year were reasonable to good. Last HbA1c test was 6.4%.
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I would do a lot of testing and averaging, and see where that takes you. It is always possible you are like I am and have some sort of red blood cell differences from the accepted norm, making the HbA1c read higher than it should. A Libre would help. My HbA1c was similarly higher, but also similarly higher than obsessive testing and my Libre after adjustments for it reading slightly low.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    First problem is getting a Libre. The Abott website says they aren't supplying any new starter
    packs at the moment.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    But you can still register and go on the waiting list. You will get one when they have enough in stock. Or have they stopped that now? If you have a compatible phone you can manage without the reader and buy sensors from a pharmacy.
     
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    OK. I have a Galaxy S5 so I think that is compatible. Will have to check local pharmacies. Reportedly not all sell them.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I would stick a new thread up. Plenty of T1s know which pharmacies are best for price and also for not arguing about VAT exemption. I haven't followed these carefully, but have read some of the posts.
     
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