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How often should i get a HbA1c test done?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ian1968, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. ian1968

    ian1968 · Well-Known Member

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    How often should i get a HbA1c test done? Is it every six months? My last one was in Sept, so I assume I'm due another one now, is that right? I've heard nothing from my GP, but I suppose you have to request one.
     
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    mark5745 Type 1 · Active Member

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    It all depends really sometimes I've had my done at 3/6/9 months apart but it's normally about every 6 months the consultant see me


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  3. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If newly diagnosed i would go every three months, see if you're heading in the right direction.
    Once you hit what you think is a plateau, go every six.
    But!
    Do test with a meter, look at your averages and if all is not well go to the doctor.:smile:


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    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My GP practice is every 12 months for type 2's, though had one in Dec and one in Jan and one in Feb the 2nd was because there was a referal to retest from the hospital. The Feb one was because I restarted monitoring and BS went very high for me, the next one won't be for 4 months.

    After this I suppose it will go back to 12 monthly, but this time continual to monitor myself more often.
     
  5. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    I think NICE expects it done annually, but I think six monthly is better and I ask for the extra test. To me a year is a long time for things to be going wrong in.
    Hana
     
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    scottish-jim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been getting mine done pretty much every three months. I'm type 2 and just recently started on insulin. My results have always been quite high, 9's, 10's and 11's, so that may be why so frequent.
     
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    Andrew S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had mine done, good results back “ 42" in the new system and told my next test will be in a year's time.
     
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    Tinkerbell1972 · Member

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    My GP wants me to do it every 3 months but it is up to me to make the appt. Best to check with your GP what they expect you to do


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    scottish-jim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetes nurse usually writes to me to ask me to make an appointment.
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get one every year. I would prefer every six months, but when I asked if I could have a mid year one, I was told there was no clinical need.

    I had a very bad control before I found this forum, my GP knows nothing about this because it was between tests.
     
  11. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's bobbins.
    If you want a 6 monthly test then tell them you're having it and also get you're cholesterol done at the same time.:)
     
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