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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. harshasp

    harshasp Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I was DKA during diagnosis and had HbA1c of 13%. :arghh:
     
  2. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 % , not bad considering I had a back injury and couldn't do strenuous exercises for 2 weeks.
     
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  3. Coopsman1

    Coopsman1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my first hba1c since diagnosis. 55mmol (7.2%)
     
  4. hansolo

    hansolo Type 1 · Active Member

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    First one since LCHF diet started in Jan - 6.1%. Also, LDL cholesterol is down and HDL cholesterol is up
     
  5. action replay

    action replay Type 1 · Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I celebrated my 70th birthday last week. Have had T1 for 66 years, since the age of four! My last Hbalc was 7.2!
    I also have MS which slows me down a bit excercise wise, but, hey, really chuffed with results.
     
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  6. Mryannos

    Mryannos Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, my level is generally around 6.5 (type 1 for 30 yes) but my endo told me that it does not reflect my sugar level average as my fructosamine levels are higher.
     
  7. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I'm type 1 (it's been 24 years already - shhh****t, time waits for noone). Been on basal bosus insulin regime for just over 3 years - though my results show that this hasn't been any better control wise than the mixed twice a day insulin regime I had for 20 years previous).

    The last test I had in England (in September 2016) was 8.3% - (67mmol) - to which the doctor (yeah may as well have been a witch doctor) this year (early Feb 2017) said was 'fine'. Shockingly!

    I had a more recent one in Spain (March 1st 2017) and it was 8.1% (65mmol) - however the doctor I saw here was 'very concerned' about this. She seems to think I should get it down to 6%.

    Bit of a shock for me really. I'd always considered something under 8% heading towards 7.5% as being as good as it could get whilst still 'having a decent life'.

    Needless to say. Reading this forum has been a real eye opener (with some of the low test results that most 'long termers' seem to have). Though at the same time I do wonder what kind of lives people with good control have. My best control was the year after being diagnosed . . I was 16-17 and I wasn't playing much sport then, just walking back from college (3km) and spending a lot of time in the house listening to rock/grunge music, writing long letters to all my pen-pals (yeah, I'm old, lol) and playing Sega Mega-Drive (Genesis for American readers). It seemed the more active I became the harder it was to keep the sugars in control. . . and it's been the same for over 20 years now, unfortunately (or fortunately in respect to the lifestyle).
     
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  8. neels

    neels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 54 in Feb 2017 (via the GP). Had a blood test done in March 2017 for my Diabetic team at the hospital - but all my results went AWOL, so much for that then!
     
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    hboyt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My latest and best was 6.9%
    Mostly was 9 and 10% before going on the pump
     
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  10. JoeCo

    JoeCo Type 1 · Member

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    39 was my most recent. I was diagnosed in August and have been hyper aggressive about bringing it back down but the cost has been daily hypos. I realise it can't go on like this, that much the specialists have made clear.

    I would love to be at a 35, but do you have a lot of hypos? How do you do it?
     
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  11. Peppergirl

    Peppergirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The effort that went in to achieve 38 this month, with obviously more hypos but not many and only very mild ones too, I only know I can't change what I'm doing. I cannot relax at all. But that is reality.
     
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  12. DiabeticDadUK

    DiabeticDadUK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got mine yesterday and, quite frankly, I'm disgusted with myself. It was 8.5. The good news was my kidney function and cholesterol are fine

    However, I do recognise I haven't been anywhere near control tight in the previous few months. I have for the last few weeks and need to maintain that consistency.
     
  13. McCartney1984

    McCartney1984 Type 1 · Newbie

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    8.4. I'm really annoyed at myself for letting this happen and have joined a gym and am making great efforts to eat better. I'm trying to lower my carbs and have still had erratic results, perhaps being scared to reduce my insulin too much. I'll talk to my GP about it.
     
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    Garr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    38 or 5.6 this tme, happy with that.
     
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  15. wiserkurtious

    wiserkurtious Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    7.7 honeymoon has ended after a year and half,insulin incoming :))
     
  16. sweetbloodsher

    sweetbloodsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just took a home test and scored 6.8. So happy b/c blood sugar as been up all day, around 200, for no apparent reason despite injecting every two hours and exercising. I even switched bolus from Hunolog to Novolog. who knows. Type 1 is a mystery. Previous A1C was 7.2.
     
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    deborabaratto Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5,7% - but I want it ever lower
     
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  18. Jane!

    Jane! Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is 36 ( 5.4) I very rarely go below 4.0 but get this overall average because I rarely go above 8. I eat low carb and thus use minimum insulin so rise and fall very slowly and monitor my levels with the Freestyle Libre as well as finger pricking ( so pre-empt and prevent hypos of going above 8). Dr Bernstein's guide to normal blood sugars has been invaluable.
     
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  19. CHIET1

    CHIET1 Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5% last reading, between 5.3% and 5.8% over past three years since DX. Initially 10.1% when diagnosed.

    Following LC, mostly Dr. Bernstein's guidelines. I still have some endogenous insulin production, so with LC and regulary exercise, my injected insulin requirements are very low.

    My goal HbA1c - <5% like non-diabetics. Haven't had huge difficulty with hypos due to LC and Dr. B's "law of small numbers"
     
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  20. Katrina5664

    Katrina5664 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Really pleased. Reading on diagnosis August 16 13% (113 yes I was very poorly) this week 6/7% (47). Hopefully down further next time.
     
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