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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm over the moon.
     
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  2. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant work !!!
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Blimey, congratulations. You deserve it. Few are as dedicated as you. :)
     
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  4. Dubai.1

    Dubai.1 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Help - I'm newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. I felt very angry and upset about it as I thought I had a good diet - don't drink alcohol and don't eat meat. However I am now coming to terms with it although I'm so confused about what I can or cannot eat. My recent HbA1c test is 79. Don't know what it means or if I need to do something about it so would be glad of any advice.
     
  5. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome :)

    79 is high and has to be brought down and can be done with exercise, diet and diet control and control of blood sugars. No breads, no sugars no pasta as they spike your levels

    You can do it. Tell us what your diet is and we'll offer advice :)

    Mike
     
  6. britincali

    britincali Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    50 or 6.7 as of today :)
     
  7. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Got my best ever result today and joined the 4 % club. It was 4.9 and after Xmas , was very surprised. On the downside my cholesterol is elevated again so it looks like the dreaded statins for me.
     
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  8. Paulaxoxo

    Paulaxoxo Type 1 · Newbie

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    I got my hb1ac result last week and it was 151 needless to say I've had a wake up call... Time to take my type 1 serious...
     
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  9. Lynne78xx

    Lynne78xx Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I'm insulin dependent, diagnosed 7 months ago. My hbc1 was 61. Really upset about.
     
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    Lynne78xx Type 1 · Member

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  11. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant Totto :) WELL DONE !!!
     
  12. net666

    net666 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I do not know
     
  13. Randburg

    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, @net666
    See you new, welcome.
    A HBa1c is a blood test that gives you your average blood sugar content over the last about 120 days, and is probably the most accurate blood Glucose test.
    A finger prick gives you a Blood sugar reading at the time of the test, and is swayed by when and what you last ate , etc.
    feel free to ask any other questions someone will help you:)
     
  14. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Went for another blood sucking today :mask: ... the suspense of knowing what the effects of LCHF on me is almost too much to bear or bare or... :bigtears: :nailbiting:

    Oh well it's only two weeks... what to do in the meantime? I know, 'play' with my brand new Accu-Chek Insight pump! :smug:

    (Sorry to be plum boasting, but it's a darn cool piece of kit compared with my old Vibe! ...It'll serve me right if my results have gone up :banghead:)
     
  15. kocall

    kocall · Member

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    I was told mine was to low
    Im a type 1 have been for the past 17 years after having high suger levels for years i ended up having a stroke i am 47 and have also lost most of my eye sight (my partner is typing and reading this app for me ) i was stuck in the circle of insulin food more insulin weight gain etc
    I was determined to lose the weight and get fitter
    I put my self on a strict diet bought a hula hoop and a exercise bike now 3 months down the line
    Im at my ideal weight I've lost 4 and a half stone and my HSBC is 6.5 and my diabetic specialist has told me that it is to low
     
  16. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    First thoughts: who is this idiot and where do they practice - just so the rest of us can steer clear!

    On the other hand...

    What was your HbA1c running at for the past two years?

    Have you dropped it very quickly - and possibly too quickly? (This can accelerate the worsening of complications for some time and until your body cleanses and re adjusts to the new you.)

    Other considerations: longevity... do you and your partner have a plan for the year (and a concept for the following few years) with some 'mileposts' and (flexible) targets?

    It's easy for us T1's to get lost in the frenzied panic to 'take control', only for it all to fall apart almost as fast when life / complications / etc get in the way.

    Otherwise @kocall I extend my wholehearted empathy with your situation and my admiration and camaraderie for standing up this blasted condition.

    Well done you AND your partner (for standing with and supporting you through what must be an incredibly difficult and exhausting time - such support is incalculable).

    Very best wishes and good luck to you both with the journey.

    Conrad.
     
  17. kocall

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    It was the main specialist for the whole of Lancashire MR Littley . my Hba1 over the last two years was 8.2 . i also think it is crazy how we are left so long between appointments due to cancellations on the hospitals behalf it had been 17 months since i was seen by anyone regarding my diabetes even though i had had a stroke .
     
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  18. birchy66

    birchy66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my 6 monthly HbA1c which was 53 or 7% and disappointed. Last time it was 48.6 or 6.6% which was great. I am Type 1 and diagnosed almost 2 years ago.
    Also my cholesterol was up at 3.78 compared to 3.14 last time.
    Must get those lower figures back again!!
    Going to look at my diet a bit harder and make some adjustments.
     
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  19. Gary Thom

    Gary Thom Type 1 · Member

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    I've just had my first HbA1c test done since I was diagnosed a year ago. My diabetes nurse called me up to tell me she was worried as it was 5% and too low, she'd prefer it to be between 6 and 7%. She said there was no benefit to having it as low as 5%? This can't be right can it? I probably hypo about once a week and it's rare for me to go below 3.6 on those occaissions.

    Anyway I'm very happy with 5% although I know I have to try and minimise the hypos a bit more. Particularly since it coincisided with the rather carborific and drinky christmas period.

    I've recentily brought down my background insulin a bit so that should help. I now only take 3 units of levemir a day (split 2 at night 1 in the morning) and perhaps 4-6 Novorapid a day so it's not like I'm taking huge amounts of insulin to get these numbers. Any alternative views? I'm going to go in for an appointment soon and I think I'll stand my ground but was wondering what others thought.
     
  20. Charles Robin

    Charles Robin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5% is brilliant. Diabetes care on the NHS is generally not fit for purpose. Same goes for advice given in USA and Australia. Want to know the reasons behind this? Read Diabetes 101 by Jenny Ruhl. Although a lot of it is for type 2s, there is a huge amount of information for us Type 1s as well. It explains why guidelines suggest what they do, and why those suggestions kill thousands of us each year. It also explains what to do to avoid complications.
     
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