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Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results?

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

  1. camparisoda

    camparisoda · Member

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    Just got mine yesterday - 6.1% (not sure what that is in the new money!). Really happy with this - I'd expected it to be much worse, but my consultant said that we often tend to focus on the 'bad' results at the expense of our good ones.
     
  2. Loraines

    Loraines Type 2 · Member

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    For people without diabetes, the normal range for the haemoglobin A1c level is between 4% and 5.6%. Haemoglobin A1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% mean you have a higher chance of getting diabetes. Levels of 6.5% or higher mean you have diabetes.
     
  3. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    my last was 53 previous 78
    worst when a teenager - roughly 127 if I remember - in old money it was 13.8.
    what a long way we have come in treatment and the Libre
     
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  4. LisaGT

    LisaGT · Newbie

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    8.3, I'm a work in progress!
     
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  5. limmi

    limmi Type 1 · Member

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    5.2% / 33. I am happy with the results. Took me 2 years to transition from a high carb diet to my current diet of below 100g net carbs a day. I also have some beta cells leftover so this helps a bit. After the honeymoon is over things might change.
     
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  6. Geri

    Geri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, just been told that my H test shows I have poor uncontrolled diabetes! The result was 6.9 and it was higher last time. Really confused! I think the GP who made the comment didnt know I am a brittle Type 1 and have been for 48 years. Is that a poor reading?
     
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    Slipmesomeskin Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed type 1 earlier in the year, my current HbA1c was 5.5, really pleased with that.
     
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  8. James_Donnelly

    James_Donnelly · Well-Known Member

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    The last time I was measured was the 4th of July. I was 52 (6.9%) which I'm not happy with. That means I'd be about an average of 8.4 day to day which is too high. I've totally changed my diet and the way I look after myself since that measurement though. At that point I really wasn't testing much at all, I was overweight as well and just eating lots of junk food etc. Since then I've lost about 25 lbs and went from 210lbs to 185lbs now and have another 15 lbs to go. I measure my blood 5 or 6 times a day now. I generally wake up between 4 - 5 and run at about 6 throughout the day I think so when I next get tested, which I think isn't until February I think I should see a drop to under 40(5.8%) which I am perfectly happy with. Under 40 is my goal.

    When I got tested after 18 months of being a T1 my HBA1C was 36 and I would like to get back to that but anything under 40 is my goal.
     
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  9. gcalder

    gcalder · Newbie

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    Some of these numbers are astounding! Getting my treatment just right has not been going well, based on those who handle it better. My HBA1C last was 56, and my clinic was jumping for joy (previously, it had been 76).
     
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  10. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    This thread is in the Type 1 sub topic.
    I hope most doctors would not fall back on metformin for type 1.
     
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  11. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Ye gods, I'm shedding braincells for the last few days it seems. I'll remove the response. Thanks!
     
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  12. xxgeorgiexx

    xxgeorgiexx LADA · Member

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    Just going to jump in here then wander back into the background, diagnosed type 1.5 (LADA) 2nd july this year, hba1c on 1st August was 89, retested last week and now down to 51 now the hard job of trying to maintain that
     
  13. Jc3131

    Jc3131 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just had mine today, 46. Slightly up on my previous two readings of 44 and 42, but a lot better than the 103 I was diagnosed with 17 months ago.
     
  14. tomrose

    tomrose Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have had my first hba1c since diagnosis.
    Diagnosed 6th July - 98 mmol (11.1%)
    19th November - 49 mmol (6.6%)

    Happy with that :)
    Tom
     
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  15. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Nice work @tomrose - big pat on the back !
     
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    I was diagnosed in October and I had a appointment with dr last week mine was 131. They said they aim for 49. Is this because I've only been type 1 for 6 weeks? Dr was a bit rude to be fair, saying how I need to exercise more.
     
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    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 17% end of July 2018 when first diagnosed. 3 months later it was down to 4.5% thank goodness !
     
  18. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    An HbA1c reflects blood sugar levels over the previous 12-13 weeks on average, with the results adding more weighting to recent weeks.
    If you had high sugars on diagnosis (well obviously you did), and your insulin has been slowly titrated to bring them down, then 'normal' levels won't have been around for long.
    How's your testing coming along ?
    Geoff
    p.s. what a croc of a doc you've got. I'm guessing you felt pretty rough before diagnosis.
     
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  19. Bassiette

    Bassiette Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was bad last time 6.5
     
  20. Joannacarter0018

    Joannacarter0018 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi im type 1 diabetic, i had my hba1c results back today and it wasnt good im 9.3%. I am completely out of control with my blood sugars and nothing is working to fetch them down. Im constantly tired i sleep upto 16 hours a day i even miss college some days because i dont have the energy to get up. I have background on my eyes when i get tested in august. Im really struggling i dont know how to rectify it or what to do. Can anyone recommend anything
     
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