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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. scorpius14

    scorpius14 Type 1 · Active Member

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    according to the unit converter and my high reading of above 32 that is consistent through 3-4 days a week sometimes all the time, i'd say my hba1c would be around 20% taking into account i do inject regularly but i always eat more than i inject for
     
  2. kitsunerin

    kitsunerin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know mine is absolutely horrific, but I have no idea how to actually work it out! On my GP site, my results from my last one look like this:

    Hb A1c LTG
    Haemoglobin A1c level[​IMG] 8.900 %
    HbA1c levl - IFCC standardised 74.000 mmol/mol

    Help?
    Does that mean my hba1c is 74%???
     
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  3. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    See this chart ... 8.9% is 74 mmol/mol
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. kitsunerin

    kitsunerin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahh that helps a lot, thank you!
     
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  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    This morning's official Hba1C - 5.5% thanks to a combination of oref1 algorithm and Fiasp I think. Very pleased with that. Not so pleased with the standard deviation of 30% of average.
     
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  6. CathP

    CathP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5% (37) for my 6 year old daughter today at clinic, delighted.
     
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  7. Bassiette

    Bassiette Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine were 6.4 6.5 in last six months
    My doctor says it's good but i want to reduce it more
     
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  8. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    54mmol/mol last month.

    I've gone from 39 to 45 to 54 in just under 18 months. I put this down to coming out of a potential honeymoon period and also worsening dawn phenomenon. Still not a bad result I suppose, but as always - plenty room for improvement:)
     
  9. James_Donnelly

    James_Donnelly · Well-Known Member

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    What does the percent thing mean? I really should know this by now haha
     
  10. katmcd

    katmcd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So I had my A1c yesterday...I'm a bit disappointed tbh. I was hoping for 6.0% or below and it was 6.9%. I was diagnosed in Feb 2017 with it at 13.8% and the bloods were redone after 2 months so maybe there was a bit of my higher result lingering around. I know its halved but still. My endo was pleased though. Now on a dexcom for the last 2 months. Let's see if my next test in 4 months gets to be lower!
     
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  11. garinsionfitter

    garinsionfitter Type 1 · Member

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    Currently I'm at 7.5%, trying to lower it to 6.5% but it isn't going all too well at the moment
     
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  12. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Back in the 4 % club with a 4.8 % , lots of cycling and low carbing to thank. For some unknown reason I now qualify for libre freestyle :)
     
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  13. dexocracy

    dexocracy Type 1 · Member

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    Just got my latest lab results back. Down to 5.1% from 5.4% at my last test three months ago. Woohoo!
     
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    Shazzle80 · Well-Known Member

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    saruhbeau Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    6.9%

    A few months ago it was 8.5% and it hasn't been under 8% in over 10 years. I am happy with 6.9!
     
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    delmcp Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    7.4% or 57.0mmol/mol for me lowest since diagnosis, going in the right direction but would like it to be a little lower.
     
  17. auroralapetite

    auroralapetite Type 1 · Active Member

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    First HbA1C since diagnosis - 46 or 6.3%
     
  18. Tasha_Wilkinson

    Tasha_Wilkinson Type 1 · Member

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    That's an amazing reduction!! I've been no lower than 8 for as long as I can remember, any tips on lowering??
     
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  19. saruhbeau

    saruhbeau Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    What has really helped me is using dexcom. And previous to dexcom I used libre. I only started using them a couple of months ago.

    Even if you can't afford to use it full time, you can ask your dsn or hospital to have a libre trial. If they don't do that you could just buy one libre sensor (£48) if you have an android phone.

    I really recommend dexcom. I know how hard it is to get your a1c down. Dexcom and libre have shown me what is going on between finger pricks. It isnt easy and I am doing up to 10 injections a day. My hypos have reduced though and most importantly I am not high every day. Before I yoyo'd from 2-30 on a regular basis. Now I rarely go above 13 and when I do go above 10, I know straight away and do a correction so I am down within an hour.

    I feel much better physically. Good luck :)
     
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  20. Squeekyboy

    Squeekyboy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Art Of Flowers, Hi, I'm at 6.7 two hours after lunch & this is the best I've ever been but we'll see results tonight after dinner.
    However, my thanks for the chart, this is really handy! Thanks Steve, aka Squeekyboy :)
     
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