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HbA1c disappointing!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by SueJB, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I've just had my results back for HbA1c before going to the consultant next week and to say I'm disappointed would be a huge understatement. Just needed to share, sorry there's no one at home
    When diagnosed in Aug 2017 it was 13% or 119 mmols.
    Down to 8.2% or 66mmols a month later
    Jan this year 5.7% or 39 mmols
    19th Feb EXACTLY THE SAME!!!

    I've been so good, it just doesn't seem fair. I'm the one who's always banging on about being positive and I need to say "OK, it's not gone up and I almost never have to do bolus" Win but I have to admit I'm very sad.
     
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  2. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    39 is great its non diabetic range now be nice to yourself
     
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  3. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s a brilliant HbA1c result though, and so soon after your last one. You wouldn’t see a big drop in such a short time now that you’re so close to normal levels.

    I do understand your frustration though xxx
     
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  4. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I agree, fantastic result and stable.:)
     
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  5. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't be sad, your results are brilliant - I believe the lower the number the slower it will be to change and it is very soon after your last one. I think you've done amazingly well, so don't sell yourself short!
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Genuinely, that is a wonderful result! You should be dancing round the house in delight at that? What were you expecting it to be?

    Edited to add - HbA1c is an average over the previous 2 to 3 months, so that takes you back to November!
     
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  7. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Celebrate and relax. :D

    Are you aiming for Bernstein’s target levels? If so, i appreciate the man is brilliant, but his numbers are unrealistic for most of us.
     
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  8. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I know how you feel, I felt the same just before Christmas. If this were a game of cards for life and you could stick with this number indefinitely, it would be a serious consideration to stick, as at this figure complications should not be on the horizon. We should both celebrate being below 42 as this is a good achievement, the majority don't get to.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WOW.... I would be VERY happy with 5.7%
    Dont beat yourself up over those HBA1C results they are amazing
     
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  10. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    If you have achieved this with type 1 without fighting hypos most days, this is amazing.
    I agree with everyone else: it is something to celebrate feel disappointed that you are not better than someone without diabetes.
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Agree with the others - it's a great result!
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    How low do you want it?
    By the way your second 39 is fantastic :)
     
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  13. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Well I'd be very happy with that result! And so should you be too - you've proved that you can reduce your levels down to non-diabetic and are keeping them there.

    I've found over the last four years my HbA1c results are pretty stable but go up and down a little each time - but I'm not a well oiled robot, so I expect a little variation, and as long as I don't get huge changes, I feel I'm doing OK - as my mum used to say "What more do you want - jam on it???"! :wideyed::D

    So have a gold star instead and sit back and congratulate yourself...

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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    @SueJB Please don't be hard on yourself - i've had t1 6 years now and never got a HbA1c that good, I wish I could as I work so hard at this but despite my best efforts I am unable to - give yourself a pat on the back and go a bit easier on yourself.
     
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  15. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks soooo much for giving me a nice talking to, feel better for that:)
     
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    River83 Type 1 · Active Member

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    You shouldn't be disappointed with these results, as others have said there hasn't been long between the last two and anyway, 5.7% is good and better than most will achieve. I'm aiming for 5.5% however it is proving a challenge...
    03/17 - 7.1%
    08/17 - 6.6%
    11/17 - 6.4%
    02/18 - 6.2%
    I'm aiming for sub 5.9% on my next test.
     
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  17. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good thinking, "selling me short", you're right
     
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  18. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Right!! well done you and the quote from your mum. Yes I do want jam on it... the stuff I made in July last year:D
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A big pat to you too and thanks for the kind words.:happy:
     
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  20. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Keep going and keep trying, the replies I've had from my post are all so encouraging:happy:
     
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