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HbA1c. What is good or bad

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Peterseaford, May 2, 2018.

  1. Peterseaford

    Peterseaford Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi just learning about all this and a little lost
    On 12/01/2018 I was 6.9% and my Dr said I had T2
    On 17/04/2018 I was 6.4% and I have been on Metformin 500g per day for a month now

    I understand the target is no more than 7% but what is a “normal” %

    The wife and I enjoy the lchf way of eating but now and then we have a slice of bread and a square or two of chocolate

    Usually our carbs are under 100 g per day but we aim for 20 - calories are around 1200 per day but we hardly lose any weight

    We are both in our 70’s and both feel rather good for our age - we have the normal wingers but me having had open heart surgery and the wife had both hips replaced there are many of our friends not as “healthy” as us
    Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day

    Peter
     
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  2. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    C17BF403-0873-4D34-9572-F8ED5F329F98.jpeg

    You might find this graphic useful :)
     
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  3. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think we might need to remind HCPs about this
     
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  4. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’m printing a copy to take to my next telling off! Just to show them that I’m completely in the green :D

    @Peterseaford That refers to the telling off I got yesterday for an HbA1c of 6.1% - the nurse said it was too low :banghead:
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Under 6% is non-diabetic
    Between 6% and 6.5% is pre-diabetic
    Over 6.5% is diabetic.

    As you are 6.4% you are in the pre-diabetic range.
     
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  6. StuB

    StuB Type 2 · Member

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    Newly diagnosed, keep getting told my HbA1c was seriously high. Non fasting it was 104, fasting it was 102 - how serious are we talking about?
     
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  7. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Look at the graphic in post #2 - you're almost of the scale my friend.
     
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  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Pretty bad I'm afraid. Have you made any plans to reduce it?
     
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  9. rom35

    rom35 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bad. But you can change it! Buy meter and start with LCHF diet.
     
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  10. StuB

    StuB Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for the replies, started changing diet already, and trying to increase excercise. Doctor said in next three months he will probably add more medication.
     
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