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My HbA1c is 36.0

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Medina27, Nov 1, 2021.

  1. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good???
     
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  2. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Low carb eater btw, and libre 2 sensor for help. I'm pretty strict with it all (health wise) but then again I drink far too much whiskey :woot:
     
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm rather a statistical neanderthal but I hear below 42 is good. So based on that, well done. Hic*!*
     
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    StewM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's contextual. If you have infrequent or no Lows, then that's great. If not, it's maybe too Low.
     
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    Gafspa · Well-Known Member

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    Is your consultant happy with this?
    Mine is 43 and I’ve been told too low and to not have such strict control.

    I’m currently really struggling as I was doing well and keeping in range since consultation I feel much more out of control and am definitely having more highs….. but not as many lows (which is what he was unhappy about.
     
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    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm low carb so I'm also low insulin. However I do still get hypos, maybe 3 or 4 times a week
     
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    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They don't know. The bloods were done privately for a separate reason. Maybe it is a bit low
     
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    StewM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a Doctor, obviously, but if you had fewer hypos and a higher HBA1C I think almost any Diabetes Specialist would consider that the sweet spot. Easier said than done obviously, but perhaps something to aim for?
     
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    Smiler99 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My last test was 30 hba1c. I wasn't really told if it was good or bad xx
     
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    LionChild LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, that is VERY impressive!
    Again, as long as you are not having a lot of hypos with that number?
     
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    Bee5 · Newbie

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    Wow that sounds really good! My last one two months ago was 43, think that is about 6.1ish? I was really pleased with it but would love it in the 30s (anything in the 5's I would be happy with). Was keeping my sugars around 4.7 -5.4 the last couple of weeks by having a low carb diet having hardly any lows until the weekend when I had pizza and some other treats and now seem to be having frequent lows so may have to adjust or sort my diet out again. Good luck everyone! Is anyone else really obsessed with their levels/always checking or is it just me
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you. I'm low carb too. My last was 34 and I'm not hypoing often - just a couple a month. When are your 3 to 4 happening? Is there a pattern? For example, for me I have to be wary of exercise after lunch. I ditched the Libre for a Dexcom which helps enormously too - it's just so much more accurate. I'm not sure what you're calling a hypo. I call anything below 3.5 mmo/l.
     
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    LionChild LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Well I dont think I could manage that. Brilliant result that 34! Would you mind telling me what your insulin/carb ratio is? My HbA1c is always around 46/47, and generally I have 5 units Levemir every morning, 1 unit Novorapid to deal with Dawn Phenomenon, 1 unit for lunch, and 1 for dinner. I do not have breakfast at all. I sometimes have a couple of hot drinks each day, maybe one tea, one coffee. (each with cows milk). Other drinks are just carbonated or spring still water. Meals are low carb with protein--- like chicken or fish, or egg.
     
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    Dave_S Type 2 · Newbie

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    That's fantastic really. I got diagnosed back in April and was 77! Today I was 44, which I was told is only 2 units above normal. I packed in the Metformin a while back and decided to diet control if I could. So far so good I was told today.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you. I take 4 units of Levemir in the morning and 4 at night (a split dose) and 6 to 8 units of Fiasp over lunch and dinner. I try to keep my carbs below 30 grams but have to dose for protein. I never eat breakfast either.

    Levemir doesn't last 24 hours, so could your dawn phenomena just be this and you need a split dose? You should ask your DN.
     
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    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are closer to normal than me -despite my good results I would imagine its closer to normal.. the better!
     
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    Medina27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Usually when I'm running around at work. I start work at 4pm too so it's an awkward time in the day we'll after lunch

    I don't know much about the dexcom. Ive heard it's better but the NHS supply the libre for me
     
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    Smiler99 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had one in a month I mainly cause them as waiting to learn carbs I had my first one in a month x
     
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    Dave_S Type 2 · Newbie

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    I'm pretty new to this, I was only diagnosed in April, but I've never had a hypo that I know of. Is this normal or is it something I can expect in the future?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hypo with exercise at a similar time 2 to 4 pm, but have cut back on my fast-acting with lunch and run a little higher than usual which avoids hypos. My blood sugars do come down after the exercise. You could try snacking on blueberries or small slices of apple at this time to avoid them too.
     
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