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HBA1C post pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Poppy2, May 6, 2015.

  1. Poppy2

    Poppy2 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Morning everyone, I am now in my 4th month of pumping and have my first Consultant clinic follow up in a couple of weeks. I know at this early stage my HBA1C result may not yet reflect all the hard work I have put in but I am keen to hear of other people's experiences of that first follow up blood result! Many thanks
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Poppy,
    in all honesty I can not remember what happened regarding my A1c as started pumping about 8 years ago.
    From reading accounts from other pumpers it can go 3 ways........ stay the same improve or increase. There's always a valid reason for all 3 so don't worry about the result.
    It's known as work in progress :)
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not had mine yet as its due in the next few weeks, but I believe Hba1c's can often go up depending on how soon they make the appointment after starting on a pump, after all it can take weeks to get the basal rates right.
     
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    Alison204 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello Poppy,

    My Hba1C had never gone below 8% since I was diagnosed in 2007 but my first appt 3 months after starting on my pump it had gone done to 7.4% - I was so happy I started blubbing!! But I had also started using the gym about 4 months prior to my appt so I don't know if that also helped reduce my levels.

    I tried not to get my hopes up so don't get too disheartened if they haven't come down but I wish you all the best xxx
     
  5. caretaker

    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've got my first review next month and just looked on my pump contract which saids i need to be below 7.5 %.
    my pump software tells me my 4 week average is BG is 6.7.
    i used the Hba c1 calculator on this site and as far as i can make out i'm on track.but i might have got the sums wrong.
     
  6. Alison204

    Alison204 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Your pump contract? What's that? x
     
  7. caretaker

    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Because i am NHS funded i had to sign a contract to say that i would meet certain targets if i dont they take the pump back..:(

    i have to attended all appointments

    download all my test resort at least once a week

    keep in touch with my nurse by email or phone .

    and meet Hbca1 of below 7.5%
     
  8. Alison204

    Alison204 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Blimey, what borough is your hospital in? I'm in Lambeth and didn't have to do any of that??!
     
  9. caretaker

    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i live near southend. Essex but could get a pump from my local hospital and had to go to basildon about 20 miles away
     
  10. Alison204

    Alison204 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Oh I see, it seems daft how different boroughs have different rules. Getting my pump was one of the best things ever for me, you'd think the rules would be the same all over England!
    I guess we're lucky that we have one at least x
     
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  11. caretaker

    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    very lucky :)
     
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