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Hb1ac ... I'm so confused

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by KayleighMc, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. KayleighMc

    KayleighMc Type 1 · Newbie

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    So last year I was diagnosed with GD in my pregnancy.. Baby came October 15 and all was well then May this year I was taking funny turns and hospital told me I was not type 1 and gave me insulin, monitor and nurse details and sent me on my way...

    So I've been living life like a strict dieting insulin injecting type 1 fit the last few months... Wednesday comes and I have my first Consultant appointment !!
    Nurses checked bloods, weight, urine and feet then I met the consultant...

    Here's where I get confused...

    She told me my hb1ac was only 36!!!!! Doesn't this mean I'm not diabetic??
     
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  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @KayleighMc If you're on insulin, then no. My last HbA1C was 33. I'm definitely a Type 1 and have been for years. It suggests your control is very good :)

    It may be that your own pancreas is still making a little insulin and this is helping with control.

    Can I ask what you mean by "strict dieting"?
     
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