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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by 1974darrenh, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. michelle lilly

    michelle lilly Type 1 · Active Member

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    hi
    my Hb1ac is between 10 and 13 and has been like this for 17 years and i have many complications because of this,
     
  2. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  3. monkeymutha

    monkeymutha Type 1 · Member

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    Well nurse took my blood from me said she would text me results the next day. Guess what? Yep, never arrived and that woz a month ago, either an nhs failure or or....well I never.

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  4. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    After 5 days no carb, no sugar it went down to 6.0. That's good.
     
  5. lutype1

    lutype1 · Member

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    6.9 today, down from 11.2 three months ago! So pleased! Achieved by low carbing. Now got to try to maintain while introducing carbs again as I want to try for a baby. :s


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  6. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    7.6 early this morning. Why my fasting BG are always higher than other tests during the day, even higher than the one taken 2 hours after lunch?
     
  7. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    Before bedtime last night 4.9. Before luchtime today 6.9. Why? Just a little noodle this morning and nothing else.
     
  8. andy1971

    andy1971 Type 1 · Member

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  9. Valaraki

    Valaraki Parent · Member

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    Was at our first diabetic clinic yesterday, my son was only diagnosed 8 weeks ago they said his results on diagnosis were 126 (dont know what % that is!) and then yesterday he was down to 63.............they were very pleased with this result considering.
     
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  10. Kieran.hughes

    Kieran.hughes Type 1 · Member

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  11. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    126 equal 7.0 upper limit of acceptable level
    63 equal 3.4 a little bit too low. Be careful with the low level.
     
  12. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    Fasting test this morning 4.4. Never achieved this so far. it might be for low carb diet. Excellent!
     
  13. Omar101

    Omar101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what conversion you're using but:
    126 mmol/mol equals 13.7% which is far too high
    63 mmol/mol equals 7.9% which is still somewhat high
     
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  14. Valaraki

    Valaraki Parent · Member

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    Thank you for converting. The diabetic Dr did say it was still a bit high, the aim is to get down to between 50 and 58, but they didn't expect him be as low as 63 after only 8 weeks.


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  15. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    126 is measured by mg/dL NOT by mmol/L (126mg/dL=7.0mmol/L; 63mg/dL=3.4mmol/L).
     
  16. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    Conversion of Glucose Values from mg/dl to mmol/l
    The measurement unit used for indicating the concentration of blood or plasma glucose can either have a weight dimension (mg/dl) or a molarity (mmol/l). In articles, prefer to use mmol/l. Below you find a calculator and a conversion table. The exact calculatation rule is:

    mg/dl x 0.0555 = mmol/l
    mmol/l
    x 18.0182 = mg/dl
    Note that this conversion rule refers only to glucose. Other substances such as cholesterol and triglycerides must be coverted by other factors as they have other molar masses. Look at the SI Unit Table and calculator for other substances than glucose. Calculate values for blood glucose in articles exact but indicate at most two decimal places. The approximate calculation rule for conversion of mg/dl in mmol/l and vice versa is:

    mg/dl divided by 18 = mmol/l
    mmol/l
    times 18 = mg/dl


    Calculator

    Conversion Table

    Exact Conversion:
    Insert glucose value in the left hand field and click button for conversion into the wanted unit
    (JAVA script must be activated in your browser)

    Insert value in mmol/l:
    mmol/l mg/dl
    Insert value in mg/dl:
    mg/dl mmol/l


    mg/dl => mmol/l mmol/l => mg/dl
    40 ~ 2.2 2.0 ~ 36
    45 ~ 2.5 2.5 ~ 45
    50 ~ 2.8 3.0 ~ 54
    55 ~ 3.1 3.5 ~ 63
    60 ~ 3.3 4.0 ~ 72
    65 ~ 3.6 4.5 ~ 81
    70 ~ 3.9 5.0 ~ 90
    75 ~ 4.2 5.5 ~ 99
    80 ~ 4.4 6.0 ~ 108
    85 ~ 4.7 6.5 ~ 117
    90 ~ 5.0 7.0 ~ 126
    95 ~ 5.3 7.5 ~ 135
    100 ~ 5.6 8.0 ~ 144
    110 ~ 6.2 8.5 ~ 153
    120 ~ 6.7 9.0 ~ 162
    130 ~ 7.2 9.5 ~ 171
    140 ~ 7.8 10.0 ~ 180
    150 ~ 8.3 10.5 ~ 189
    160 ~ 8.9 11.0 ~ 198
    170 ~ 9.4 11.5 ~ 207
    180 ~ 10.0 12.0 ~ 216
    190 ~ 10.6 12.5 ~ 225
    200 ~ 11.1 13.0 ~ 234
    220 ~ 12.2 13.5 ~ 243
    240 ~ 13.3 14.0 ~ 252
    260 ~ 14.4 14.5 ~ 261
    280 ~ 15.5 15.0 ~ 270
    300 ~ 16.7 16.0 ~ 288
    320 ~ 17.8 17.0 ~ 306
    340 ~ 18.9 18.0 ~ 324
    360 ~ 20.0 19.0 ~ 342
    380 ~ 21.1 20.0 ~ 360
    400 ~ 22.2 21.0 ~ 378
    420 ~ 23.3 22.0 ~ 396
    440 ~ 24.4 23.0 ~ 414
    460 ~ 25.5 24.0 ~ 432
    Calculate mg/dl x 0.0555 = mmol/l Calculate mmol/l x 18.018 = mg/dl
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  17. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Khanh Nam,

    It looks like you are referring to blood glucose levels which can be quoted in either mg/dl or mmol/l and measured typically by using a blood glucose monitor - it gives a point in time measure so is useful to track fluctuations in BG levels, response to eating foods, especially carbohydrates, exercise, etc. Many diabetics self monitor with their own meters.

    However this thread is referring to the HbAc1 test, which is an indirect test based on the accumulation of sugars on red blood cells and gives an indication of the average BG levels over the past 2-3 months. It cannot provide any information on how widely the BG fluctuates during this period.

    It is reported as either mmol/mol or as a %.

    From Diabetes.co.uk site : http://www.diabetes.co.uk/what-is-hba1c.html -->

    "How does HbA1c differ from a blood glucose level?
    HbA1c provides a longer-term trend, similar to an average, of how high your blood sugar levels have been over a period of time.

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    An HbA1c reading can be taken from blood from a finger but is often taken from a blood sample that is taken from your arm.

    Blood glucose level is the concentration of glucose in your blood at a single point in time, i.e. the very moment of the test.

    This is measured using a fasting plasma glucose test, which can be carried out using blood taken from a finger or can be taken from a blood sample from the arm.

    However, fasting glucose tests provide an indication of your current glucose levels only, whereas the HbA1c test serves as an overall marker of what your average levels are over a period of 2-3 months.

    HbA1c can be expressed as a percentage (DCCT unit) or as a value in mmol/mol (IFCC unit). Since 2009, mmol/mol has been the default unit to use in the UK.

    Note that the HbA1c value, which is measured in mmol/mol, should not be confused with a blood glucose level which is measured in mmol/l. Use our HbA1c conversion tool to help with switching between the two measurement units. "

    Hope this helps!
     
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  18. Omar101

    Omar101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    HbA1c is measured in mols per mol which can be given as a percentage, blood glucose levels are measured in weight per volume.
     
  19. Khanh Nam

    Khanh Nam Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for your clarification.
     
  20. Woosey

    Woosey Type 1 · Newbie

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    Im terrible at this, mine has never been lower than 9, my most recent one was 18!!!!
     
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