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Just got my 2nd HbA1c results - a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by lechiffre1969, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. lechiffre1969

    lechiffre1969 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I was diagnosed in mid January. My HbA1c was 126 and my cholesterol was 7.5. Just got a text from the doctor with my results. My HbA1c is down to 70 and my cholesterol down to 2.7. Yes!!!

    I know my target range for HbA1c should be 20 - 42. If I keep going in the right direction, how long before I expect to get pre-diabetic or even normal range? My fasting BS in the morning is 7.4 mmol and 2 hours after lunch it was 7.6 mmol today - which is relatively typical of my daily readings. I've noticed that these readings have started to stablise and I'm not seeing significant reductions as I was seeing in the first few weeks post diagnosis.

    Any thoughts most welcome! Thank you.
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  2. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found a stepped instead of linear decrease post remission.
    Your body will plateu at certain times as it's used to higher readings.
    Keep going with low carb, weight loss and exercise.

    I was stuck for months with a FBG in the mid 5s then one week I hit the low 4s.
    Wasn't doing anything different, remember marathon not a sprint
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  3. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Moderator
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    Well done on a great drop- that is wonderful news.

    Our bodies are all different and it may be that your body is taking some time to reset to a new normal. What amount of carbs are you eating?
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