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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. lucas12

    lucas12 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From 8% to 4.8%in 3 months No meds ,low carb and exercise.
     
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  2. BananaK

    BananaK Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’ve been waiting eagerly to post here, finally getting results today.

    7.2%

    I’ve not been a “good” T1 and haven’t had a test since 2016. With my new found love of LCHF and Libre, I’m energised. Before getting too far in I wanted to get the blood work done.

    Now the result isn’t brilliant but it’s better than the previous three results this GP has which were all 7.5%

    The absolute best part of my day was getting the congratulations of my GP and enthusiasm for my diet choices and paying the big bucks for the Libre. I wish everyone here could get such positive vibes from a GP. He could very easily have turned it all the other way.
     
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  3. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Support from clinicians is vital, so I'm glad you have that. And well done for your hard work!
     
  4. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    37...or 5.5%....low carbing ...not extreme though..they want me to raise it slightly ..lol
     
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  5. Peterinkiel

    Peterinkiel Type 1 · Member

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    Hi everyone,
    My HbA1c Levels are generally in the range 6.9% to 7.2%.

    Why do I comment? Reason is my diabetologist here in Germany considers 7.1% a good level and has specifically warned about allowing it to go lower, consequent to a high number of night time hypos (the worst time!) over a number of months last year.

    I now use a Dexcom G5 CGM device, provided at almost no expense to myself through the AOK German health insurance scheme, and the conclusion Ihave come to is that for anyone with fluctuating blood glucose levels, this CGMdevice is a life saver.

    No more hypos, rare blood glucose levels higher than 150 (here we use the widely used measure and not mmol measures).

    I highly recommend a CGM device, although the weekly sensor changeover is at times not a simple procedure, but this will surely be resolved as more units are made available or are more normal.

    I would be delighted to discuss this topic further.
     
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  6. Peterinkiel

    Peterinkiel Type 1 · Member

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    Hello Daisy,
    You think this is a good result and I wish I could agree with you. My diabetologist considers any level under 6.8% dangerously low. He recommends a reading in the region of 7.0% to. 7.6%, probably because last year I suffered from frequent night time hypos which.were caused by too high doses of Levemir insulin taken just before bedtime ( 11.pm) in order to avoid very high BG levels the following morning.

    In the end, we went for a CGM device (in my case the Dexcom G5) which is a life saver for me and for my dear wife, who no longer has the thankless task of having to administer Glucagon injections at all times of night.

    Let’s continue this discussion when you have had a moment to digest this post.

    Best wishes to you
     
  7. stewpid

    stewpid Type 1 · Active Member

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    So I went to my Diabetic Clinic check last Wednesday.

    HbA1c down to 52 (6.9)
    Blood Pressure 138/79
    Cholesterol 3.1
    Lost 5.5kgs

    So all good and feeling much more positive about things now.
     
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  8. CathP

    CathP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.4% for my 7 year old daughter yesterday, we’re delighted.
     
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  9. Draco16

    Draco16 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    37 or 5.5%, down from 38 six months ago.

    Happy with that and very grateful to Dexcom for their help in this!
     
  10. mibby

    mibby Type 1 · Active Member

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    40 (5.8%) today. I'll take that. :)
     
  11. Peterinkiel

    Peterinkiel Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    Glad to see you are using the percentage values commonly used in most European countries and not the fixed values which predominate in posts from UK residents. Well done!

    Keep up the good work!
    My value is 7.1%, for a T1 diabetic of 72 years.
    Greetings from Kiel, Germany
     
  12. stewpid

    stewpid Type 1 · Active Member

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    I agree it is confusing sometimes when people quote different measures of HbA1c, so I try now to quote both measures.

    The conversion is pretty simple too. So my last result was 53, which converts to (53+24) / 11 = 7.0%
     
  13. Raj2512

    Raj2512 Type 1 · Member

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    Was disgnosed 4 months back at 14% (does it go any higher than this?).

    Since then have made serious efforts to stay on natural foods and count my carbs. Last month the Hba1c was 7.4% which my GP is quite happy about and gave me a target of no less than 7% though am not sure about it.

    Have incorporated yoga into my daily routine and my BG seems to be much more in control now.
     
  14. River83

    River83 Type 1 · Active Member

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    6.2% earlier this month, down steadily from 7.1% this time last year. The reduction is due to eating a keto diet and increased exercise. Never felt better, stable BG almost all of the time, aiming for 5.5% within the next 12 months.
     
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  15. River83

    River83 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I think that Daisy's results are a great achievement.

    Comparing a T1 and T2's HbA1c results in this way is meaningless. Daisy won't have any of the hypo concerns that you or I have as T1's, and has achieved an HbA1c in the non-diabetic range which is exactly what any T2 should be aiming for. To say that this is dangerous is simply not true.

    An HbA1c of 5.3% or 5.5% may be dangerous level for you to aim for and it makes sense that if you are having trouble controlling hypo's your medical team would err on the side of caution, however that does not make it an unrealistic aim for other diabetics, regardless of the type.

    My current HbA1c is 6.2% which I am happy with however I am aiming for it to be 5.5%. As an active T1 following a keto diet, I require a low dose of insulin and am able to maintain a very narrow range of BG readings. Therefore averaging a BG of 6.2mmol/L or 112mg/dl (which is what an HbA1c or 5.5% translates to) is perfectly reasonable and possible in a safe manner.

    A good HbA1c should not be as a result of hypo's, however if a non-diabetic HbA1c can be achieved whilst keeping hypo's to a minimum, why wouldn't you do it? There is no downside.
     
  16. hognose

    hognose Other · Well-Known Member

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    HBA1c 48 mmol/m think 6.5% down from 51 in dec
     
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  17. wildtoast

    wildtoast Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    HbA1c (bloods taken while in hospital at diagnosis, got the result at my first DSN appt) was 111! That's the second highest I'd ever seen until viewing this forum and I review diabetics all the time at work! Hopefully it will come down a fair bit at my next one now I'm on the insulin and getting readings in range. Still feeling rubbish when my readings are in range though - the headaches are intense! No idea how long this is going to last for but I hope it packs in soon.
     
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  18. daemoncor

    daemoncor Type 1 · Member

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    My most recent was, unfortunately, >14%.
    However, since then (it was a while ago), I've come out of DKA and I've taken serious care of myself. According to my MySugar (the app I use to track my glucose levels) my next hba1c will be around 6!
     
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  19. BananaK

    BananaK Type 1 · Active Member

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    That’s an awesome job you’ve done to bring it down.

    Don’t be disheartened if what the app tells you isn’t quite the reality. Unless you’re measuring every five minutes it’s really not going to be a great prediction. I’ve learnt that the hard way!! Your body’s response to storing carbs/glucose and any number of other variables also comes into it.

    I certainly hope you get a number 6 - good luck for your next test.
     
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  20. Fatima_94

    Fatima_94 Type 1 · Member

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    46, which i was happy with until i realised it's 7.4.. the diabetes team keep telling me how good it is but it could do with improvement
     
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