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First HbA1c since T1 Diagnosis

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by [email protected], May 12, 2022.

  1. M@

    [email protected] Type 1 · Member

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    My HbA1c at diagnosis with type 1 was 11.3% (100 mmol/mol) and after 6 months of being on insulin, it has dropped to 5.2% (33 mmol/mol):)
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on your amazing Hba1c.
    Please take care
    - lowering levels too fast can lead to complications
    - too much focus on the perfect blood sugar can lead to diabetes burnout. Don't ignore the rest of your life
    - there is often a concern that a low HbA1C can only be achieved with lots of hypos, Hopefully this is not the case but TIR is just as important ... if not more so
     
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  3. M@

    [email protected] Type 1 · Member

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    My endocrinologist have been monitoring the lowering of levels, so all is good there.
    I wear a Libre half the time and do plenty of finger pricks the rest of the time and there's definitely no hypos happening :)
    Thanks for the advice:)
     
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  4. Braye

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    My A1C started out at 12.3 Sept 29, 2022. It started coming down immediately. Self testing it came down to 4.3 in 7 months with a 70lb weight loss. It has risen slightly now that I don't try to control my calories as strictly. A week or so ago it was 4.8. Now at the doctor's office it is a 5.1
     
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    Braye · Member

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    I was told to only test a couple times a week but I am a fanatic now. I go through 50 strips in a matter of a week or less. It keeps me accountable. I want a Libre 3 or Dexcom 7 but I can't even get an older version let alone the new version which won't be available in the US probably for at least another year. I will have to pay out of pocket but since I am buying test strips frequently it won't be much difference.
     
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    Zhnyaka Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Good job!
     
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  7. Julio9

    Julio9 Type 1 · Member

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    I am so happy for you!
     
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