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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    I'd say you've succeeded .... easily :)
     
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  2. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mike,its only though the support here ::))
     
  3. mike1972

    mike1972 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi my name is Mike and my HbA1c is 7.4% or 57mmol and have been at this level for about six years now and I have had diabetes type 1 for 40 years.
     
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  4. nigelho

    nigelho Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    HBA1c are now shown as mmols/mol...old money as %. BSs are now shown as mg %. old money as mmol/l.
     
  5. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mike - and wow!

    Have you been low-carbing?

    If not, what's been your secret?

    Do you have any plans to lower yours further?
     
  6. mike1972

    mike1972 Type 1 · Member

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    about six years ago I lived a completely different life style which was career driven and no thought to my diabetes and I decided to turn my life around and accept that I had to change my ways as my diabetes was out of control and I have chronic kidney disease stage 3 and all the usual problems associated with diabetes type 1. I attended a carb counting course that changed the way I dealt with my illness and in 2011 I had an accident which resulted in me being disabled and unfortunately I lost my mom to lung cancer as well. At that point in my life I was as low as it got and being in a wheel chair for 7 months enabled me to see how poorly controlled I really was. This was my defining moment of clarity and I did not want to carry on allowing my diabetes to control me , so I knuckled down got to grips with my illness. my HbA1c was 15.9% and I brought it down to 6.9% and have stayed at that level for 4 years. this was achieved by eliminating carbs from breakfast and lunch and taking no more novo rapid at these times. my blood tests range from 4.9% - 6.8% throughout the day. evening meal has been reduced by 50% carbs which results in less insulin.
     
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  7. nmr1991

    nmr1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Latest HbA1c now 14%, been running high for a while and still no ketones or A&E admissions
     
  8. Nicola M

    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Latest HbA1c was 6.9% :) same as last time I went.
     
  9. BFishr

    BFishr Type 1 · Member

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  10. BFishr

    BFishr Type 1 · Member

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    I have been insulin dependant for 52 years and saw blood testing first come in 32 years ago. I have been using a glucose metre since my first pregnancy 30 years ago. My HbA1 during pregancy was 6.1% and I was told not to go lower than that. I have 3 adult children, all born full term, nomal weight and natural delivery, When I wasn't pregnant my HbA1 was usually around 7.2 % - 55 mmol in current speak. I have not had any "diabetic side effects" and always thought I was doing something right.
    Then I was told to go to a GP clinic with a (so called) diabetes nurse about 10 years ago. I had a diabetic review last week and was told to aim for 48 mmol and that 55 was too high. I was advised to change my insulin to a fixed dose of 10 units novorapid per meal, regardless of my sugar levels or what I was eating and to increase my Lantus as well. Having had 3 days of severe hypo's followed by my sugar "bouncing" and going through the roof I have gone back to the doses and procedures I have always followed. If I hadn't had diabetes all my life and took this woman's advice I dread to think what might happen.
    I am very worried that this sort of thing is happening in GP's surgeries elsewhere. I think if your HbA1c is 55 and you are subject to hypo's you should be told to carry on as you are just as the website advises.
     
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  11. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Latest result (today) 48. So in the last year I've gone from 66, to 51, to 48, mainly thanks to my pump but obviously I have to work with my pump to make it happen. Feeling pretty bloody chuft with myself I can't lie :D
     
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  12. shedges

    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic @Mrsass ... my latest was 64 :banghead: And that was with a month of lo-carbing thrown in.

    Looks like I'm going to have to go on a very dull, predictable diet to get mine down.
     
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  13. L3wisr

    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried my best to get mine low only to be told it was too low. :bookworm:
     
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  14. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    First was 39 then it went to 35
     
  16. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's great numbers though it must take some hard work! Well done (even if you do have to let it go up a bit)
     
  17. L3wisr

    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. It's more just boring meals every single day haha
     
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  18. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Last year mine was 6.5 and my GP said that was too low. I had to have several repeats before she was satisfied at 7.1. I`m going for this years reading next week so hope she`ll be satisfied at the first test !!
     
  19. asyarlk

    asyarlk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my first Hba1c since being diagnosed on 1st Dec 2014 and it's 38mmol/mol. Slightly surprised as it was 86 when I was first diagnosed so really pleased with the progress. It brought me to tears!
     
  20. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good control well done::))
     
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