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Much improved HbA1c!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by eggs11, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow well done indeed.. great results.. don't be downhearted you now have something to aim for next time!
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @bulkbiker that is true! And thank you for your help in answering my questions about fasting in the past - without you I wouldn't have discovered Dr Jason Fung's work - I am now reading The Diabetes Code - I love his no-nonsense, cut to the chase, approach!
     
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    SZB2357 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic result @eggs11 and that too in a very short time. Enjoy :)
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Me too that's why he's my hero.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Congratulations Eggs11. A lovely inspitational outcome for you and us!
     
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    Jenniewren1958 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great result well Deserved
     
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  7. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So I'm yet again glad to have followed @Bluetit1802's advice to get my test results printed out. For the first time my cholesterol has a trigs level recorded - at 1.21 - normal - I don't know how high they were at diagnosis, just that my HDL was low then - it is a bit higher now.
    On my FBC my mean cell haemoglobin level and mean cell haemoglobin concentration levels are below range - as with every test I've had in the last few months, as well as tests for other things in prior years, so I guess that is 'normal' for me. Will check with my nurse if this could have had a bearing on the HbA1c being slightly higher than expected.
    What was lovely - and a defining moment for me today - more than even getting the figures - was seeing 'no further action required' on every single test result I'd had done. That doesn't mean I'm going to risk getting complacent, as as far as I'm concerned, there's still much more work to do, but it was nice to see.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant work @eggs11

    I too use the MySugr app to estimate HbA1c and was a bit disappointed when the lab test came back a bit higher. It still monitored the general trend downwards though so I’m trying not to get too hung up on each 0.1% as it changes.

    Completely agree with you and @bulkbiker about JF. I’ve just finished the Diabetes Code: a riveting book.
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @DJC3 - overall I feel like you, I've still managed a good drop and bloods are now near normal so am happy with 42 - but I know from my fasting bg that there's more work to do - still got some fat/sugar to remove from my liver - so onwards and downwards!
     
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  10. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Your latest HbA1c is great , remember the HbA1c is an average of the last 3 month and you will get an even lower one next time
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Congratulations @eggs11 I’m really pleased for you. Very well deserved progress!
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Goonergal - experts like yourself have been great for me to learn from!
     
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