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How can I reduce my HbA1C

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Jax73, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Jax73

    Jax73 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes in September 2016 with an HbA1C of 96 which was repeated a week later and had increased to 108. It has since increased to 148 and is now down to 115. I am waiting for surgery which has just been cancelled as my HbA1C needs to be, at the highest, in the 70s.
    Does anyone have any idea how I can reduce it quickly? I have LADA which is very difficult to control and my BMs are very erratic ranging from the high teens to hypo status in a matter of minutes. I’m strict with my diet and exercise as much as I can but this is limited as I have 3 large abdominal hernias which I am desperate to have repaired. I have not done a DAFNE course as I keep being told it isn’t available.
    Any advice would be most welcomed. Thank you!!
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Please can you clarify the type of diabetes you have. You mention Type 1 and LADA in your post, but your profile says Type 2.
    Also, which diabetes medications are you taking? This will help us with our answers.
     
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  3. notafanofsugar

    notafanofsugar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the community x
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. If you are defined as LADA or T1 then you should probably be on insulin and the Basal/Bolus regime. Sometimes you will be started on just tablets like I was but starting insulin early is best. Do let us know whether you are on insulin and what type(s)
     
  5. wellperson

    wellperson Type 2 · Member

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    Look at the website mastering diabetes which is run by two type 1 diabetics..
     
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