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HbA1c

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Linagirl, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I picked this up today ahead of my appointment with the consultant on Thursday.

    I am pretty pleased with it but a bit surprised as I thought it may have tailed off a bit the drop recently as I thought I had relaxed my eating a bit.

    Any thoughts or do I just keep going?
     
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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Just keep going, even though it's pretty decent hba1c, you can get it lower.
    My recent test was 37, which I was pretty chuffed with.
    It's all about how you feel and not getting the symptoms, which you can do without and your health will be good if you can keep your Hba1c in normal range.
    Best wishes.
     
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  3. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nosher. With my of get health problems I really need to get my weight down. Need to get tougher with myself!! Thanks x
     
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  4. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    If you look at it, as though you are being kinder to yourself rather than being tougher, that's a good place to kick on from.
    If you don't eat to give you problems, then you are eating healthy for you.
    And if you feel great doing it, that's a double whammy!
    Unfortunately, the stuff you leave out you can't enjoy!
    Best wishes.
     
  5. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    I do wonder sometimes about my Hba1c due to the life of my blood cells. This morning my fasting blood glucose that has dropped in last six months was 4.8. I would expect a lower Hba1c than 42? I've seen some suggestion that LCHF makes blood cells live longer?
    regards
    Derek
     
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  6. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Is that good or bad? My last hba1c was 37.
    It could one or other things that have raised them to 42.
    Best wishes.
     
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    Yes, it is about the rate of glycation, I think.

    I find that my Libre readings are lower than my SD codefree prick tests, but even it I allow for that, I would expect my average reading (HbA1c) to be better than it is. I mean, how can I possibly have an AVERAGE blood glucose of about 6.8 mmol/l, if my daily tests show that I hit 7 for about half an hour a day and spend the rest of the 24 hours in the 5s and low 6s?

    - I'm not complaining. I just think that my HbA1c bears MUCH less relation to my actual blood glucose readings than my health care providers think! lol.

    At least the Libre has stopped me worriting about it.

    Good luck at the appt, @Linagirl :)
     
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    Amy993 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is currently about 78, and even though thats still way too high, about a month ago it was over 120!
     
  9. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brun :) it went well. I am now discharged and doc says I am doing very well. He did say I need to focus on weight loss and he is very resistant to me fasting which I wanted to try. He says I need to stop being calorie neutral and cut back. I'm no longer allowed a two egg breakfast!!

    He also said he couldn't believe for a minute I had had a stroke which made me want to kiss him but I managed to hold back!

    Off to see haematologist next week to tell him he can keep his aspirin and then I won't be troubling any more specialists unless they trouble me
     
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  10. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    That's really great news!
    You have only two eggs for breakfast?

    Hope the vampire haemotologist gives you good news.
    I'm going to try and get rid of my meds as much as possible on my next endocrinologist appointment.
     
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