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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. Kevlar87

    Kevlar87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a 6 month check up last Thursday and my HbA1C was 7.1% or 54 mmol/mol - I've had really consistent results now for the last 2 years not moving much from 7 which I'm super happy about! My Hba1C used to be as high as 14-15% when I was younger in my teens - been a tough old slog but there's definitely a light at the end of the tunnel! Keep it up guys! :D
     
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  2. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great work well done!
     
  3. Dizzylish78

    Dizzylish78 · Active Member

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    I was 105 last year and earlier in the year I was 66 (after eating carbs again with no meds for 2 months) managing it diet only but am now 24 weeks pregnant and finally on insulin and managed to get it down to 44.
     
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  4. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    43 today, from 52 6 months back.

    Game changer is the Libre :)
     
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  5. wildtoast

    wildtoast Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just got mine today, 52 down from 111 at diagnosis in February! Very happy I've just got a Libre too so hopefully it's still going to go down from here!
     
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  6. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Well done. Libre helped me so much!
    I’d say try don’t get too focused on getting the number as low as possible. Technically you could achieve a lower HbA1c with worse control! Best of luck
     
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  7. wildtoast

    wildtoast Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Definitely, I'd like a lower HbA1c to be a side effect of excellent control, not a low HbA1c at all costs to the detriment of good control. My spreadsheet from my meter was showing decent numbers but now I have the Libre I've been able to see how high and often I've been spiking - particularly with breakfast! o_O Now taking steps to deal with that so hopefully going to get a much smoother graph on that Libre and that's what I want, and at this point I'm sure achieving that will lead to more improvements in the HbA1c! :)
     
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  8. Richard Fuller

    Richard Fuller Type 1 · Member

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    Seems unusual advice - any idea why this was being recommended?
     
  9. Sideburnt

    Sideburnt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 currently, I'd expect to have it higher than that next test as I had a period of 4 weeks when I got a suspected infection and it made my management brittle and doubled my insulin needs. Boy that was a tough month and it took a lot of thinking on my feet.

    Nearly killed me when the infection passed and I all of a sudden had double my insulin requirements onboard.
     
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  10. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    58 yesterday :) . Thanks to the Libre AND a brilliant diabetic team that actually seem to care. Going in the right direction
     
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  11. neels

    neels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    65 back in April (hospital test) this year and then 58 two weeks later (done by my GP) Not sure who to believe here. I am suspecting that the winter months are not agreeing with me any more and really struggle with insulin resistance or something. I am hoping that my next set of results will be much better.
     
  12. yakudueye1

    yakudueye1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Tell me the secret as i can get lower than 68%
     
  13. Jollymon

    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m not to proud of my last a1c number. 4.4. I need to get it back up to somewhere between 4.8 and 5.2.

    My strip supplier said I had to change meters to something new- they wouldn’t be supplying what I’d been using. In lab testing the meter at that last blood draw, the numbers it’s giving me are high. So when I correct myself to something that I’d like (normal], I’m actually low. So my a1c is too low.

    I’m in search of a new meter. Change is hard. If I pick something else bad I might go from the frying pan into the fire. This is why we try hard not to change. I would like to use my old meter again and they’re saying that’s not an option.
     
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  14. JoeT1

    JoeT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8% on Tuesday.
     
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  15. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done
     
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  16. Jestred

    Jestred Type 1 · Active Member

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    I had my HbA1c results 5.9% 41mmol. ill take that :)
     
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  17. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    38 or 5.6 :) I'm happy, nurse happy and as a bonus she agreed to see me only once a year instead of four times!
     
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    DJ_747 · Member

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    Hi,

    Mine is 7.2!
     
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  19. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had my first HBA1C test in three years last week, it was 39.
     
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  20. BAZ-ANDREWS

    BAZ-ANDREWS · Member

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    43 or 5.8! Very happy with it as I’m currently 16 weeks pregnant and have been working so hard to keep my bloods in range!
     
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