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Just been for my second blood test.

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mollyc1995, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So I had my second blood test today to confirm if I have diabetes or not....I mentioned in my first post I was told my number was 8.4, which was my hba1c result I think converted the new way it’s 68mmol/mol....so I am very nervous now they said they should get my results back tomorrow.
    I have been testing my glucose levels and on average the past week and a half it’s been 6.3 mmol/L and today it was 5.3, 3 weeks ago it was a little higher so I know I’m getting it lower and losing weight, I’ve now lost 8 pounds in 3 weeks.


    Has anyone had a second blood test (in the space of weeks) where the second one has been lower?
    I have heard stress can raise blood glucose levels and over the past 8 months I’ve struggled with anxiety and so much stress due to a really bad family issue....
     
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  2. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome. Well done on your weight loss and lowering your readings. In answer to your question about the second test, yes mine had dropped by 15 because I was already going lowing my carbs dramatically. By my following Hba1c three months later it was 36!

    I’m not the best person to advise as I’m relatively new here myself but someone more experienced will be along soon.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Yes, it is often the case when people make changes to their lifestyles that results can show in a remarkably short time.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I had an HbA1c Test just a week or so back. And the result was a good downward drop. I am going to try and get another one 6months from now. Special request though it might get turned down. In the meantime I am watching secondary indicators including blood pressure and weight amongst other things. At the moment they are heading in the same direction i.e. down.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    The HbA1c is a sort of average over the previous 2 to 3 months, but it is weighted towards the last 2 to 4 weeks of that period, so you may see a drop. Keep up your good work and it will drop much more before your next test.
     
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  6. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My first blood test was 3 weeks ago, so unsure how different the number will be
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My initial drop of 15mmol was in only a week. You may be pleasantly surprised if you’ve been reducing your carbs. Wait and see. It is agony I know
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can confirm that you can see dramatic results in just a few months, I went from a 114 mmol to 41 within 2 months, it's a wait I know but you're doing right by yourself right now. I really do hope that it comes out being a good number for you!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Hi Molly
    Between my first and second tests I'd been lucky enough to find this place and the reading went from 87 mmol/m 13 Oct 2015 to 70 mmol/m 30 Oct 2015 so it can be done. I was a little extreme though and cut almost all carbs and skipped breakfast entirely for that 2 week period.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    That illustrates how rapidly it works.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Yep some intermittent fasting and ultra low carb seem to get the fastest results in my experience.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I hadn’t read your stats that closely. Sped read them. So it wasn’t apparent to me how quickly yours had come down in such a short space of time. This is what surprised me about my own reading just after 5 weeks of dietary change - it happened quicker than I expected.
     
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