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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. katto

    katto · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 6.4 which is the lowest it's been before it
    Was 7.4 and 7.6 and then previous to that it was in the 8's!! I have a fair few hypos though so trying to work
    Out a balance and not hae to get up at 2am!!
     
  2. michael D

    michael D Type 2 · Active Member

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    finally got my first HbA1c from October
    where my HbA1c was 9.5 new HbA1c is 6.4
    so cheers for the help folks
     
  3. candi-girl

    candi-girl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    8.6 today but after being quite ill before christmas for a few good weeks it's not too bad.
    3.6 chol
     
  4. holliebobstarr

    holliebobstarr · Member

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    Mine are 15% at the moment, oops! Best i've been is 7.4, and one before my last was 10.1 :/
     
  5. spmccann

    spmccann Type 2 · Active Member

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    First diagnosed in October with 8.7 for type 2 and the last test 6.8 or 48 in the new measurement. Am feeling quite pleased with myself :)
     
  6. James12

    James12 Type 1 · Active Member

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    My last one was 5%

    Keep up the good work everyone!
     
  7. the_anticarb

    the_anticarb · Well-Known Member

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    My last one was 55 / 7.2 which was a slight increase on my last one at 48/ 6.7. I am not delighted with that as I've just found out I'm pregnant, although I guess it could be worse. Christmas is slightly to blame, all that festive food and drink did not help!

    I'm sure I'll be heading back down south now and expect an A1c of less than 6 now for the next 8 months especially as my super strict consultant is targeting me to be below 8 after meals now until I give birth :shock:
     
  8. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    James12

    How odd - your HbA1c was 5% ?
    Your own profile states you as a non-diabetic nor any relation to one :shock: :?:

    Viv asks you this same question, on another thread too .

    Anna.
     
  9. LemonTree

    LemonTree · Well-Known Member

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    How on earth are you going to manage that?! :shock:
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  10. the_anticarb

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    Oh, it gets better - sometimes he says you can't go above seven after meals!

    The only way to manage that is to overinject a huge bolus about half an hour before I eat and then go hypo two hours later. Seriously - in my last pregnancy I was going hypo 6 times a day.
    Its that or cut out the carbs significantly, which is looking like the better option at the moment although may not be so easy further into the pregnancy

    Fun Fun Fun!
     
  11. AMBrennan

    AMBrennan · Well-Known Member

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    Did you tell your consultant about the hypos?

    Have you tried eating a snack after an hour or so, cutting down on main meals if necessary?
     
  12. the_anticarb

    the_anticarb · Well-Known Member

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    The problem with pregnancy is that highs hurt the baby but hypos only hurt the mother so the temptation is constantly to overdose to save the baby at the expense of my own health!

    I will have 10 hypos a day if it means a healthy baby. In my last pregnancy the baby was fine so it was all worth it even if it did get impossible towards the end.

    I will try the snack thing, I will probably just end up chasing my tail again with my sugars, but gonna ask for a pump this time.

    Thanks
     
  13. LemonTree

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    So this is what I have to look forward to... :-|

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    I am T2, taking 750 mg Glucophage XR, and 50 mg Vildagliptin. My HbA1c has been creeping down and is now 4.0%. My doctor says good stop the Glucophage. I haven't yet ( I still have some tablets ) but my FBS is up at 7, which I don't like, it used to be between 5.0 and 5.5. I am completely confused.
     
  15. spmccann

    spmccann Type 2 · Active Member

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    @mrawfell have you been exercising a lot recently I find my morning readings are much higher on days after I do resistance workouts. Also make sure your getting enough sleep. I wish my HbA1c was 4.0% so you must be doing something right :)
     
  16. Type1Jim

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    Happy to report mine are 53 / 7% for the first test of 2013 :D
     
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    shannese · Newbie

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    My grand daughters who is 10 YRS diagnosed at had a bad dka and was told ideally she should keep her hbA1c
    Test around 7.5 her last one wad 8.2
     
  18. sticks71

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    Type 1 for over 35 years, been on an insulin pump since 2003. Sept 2012 HbA1c result was 6.7. Then went onto Omnipod. HbA1c last week was 5.8. Well happy with that!
     
  19. James12

    James12 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Re: What are your H test results?

    i think you must be misinformed. If your A1C is 7.1% - you are almost 100% going to develop complications, probably within only a few years.
     
  20. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's not quite right James. An hba1c of 7.1 means you are just under twice as likely to get complications compared to non-diabetics.

    Here's a link:
    http://img.medscape.com/slide/migrated/ ... ide027.gif

    I've been in the 7s for most of my 9 years as a T1 and haven't had any problems. A colleague of mine has been in the 7s most of his 30 years and is ok.

    Edited to add link.
     
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