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Type 2 >>> your visits to the diabetic nurse >>> do HbA1c readings follow body weight?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by sterling, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. sterling

    sterling Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For me, there is almost a perfect correlation between HbA1c and body mass. My lowest weight gave the lowest HbA1c and my highest weight gave the highest HbA1c. Everything in between follows the same pattern.

    Are your experiences the same?
     
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    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've only had two HbA1Cs so far, but it's gone down as well as my weight. Presumably because both are related to diet and exercise, so a correlation rather than a direct link.
     
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  3. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Yes!
     
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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    You can work it out from my signature
     
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    Redbegonia Type 2 · Member

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    Tell me about the Newcastle diet it's new to me.
     
  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Newcastle diet info.
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal.htm

    It is a very low calorie diet.

    I did it three years ago, and even though I am still overweight, although about 5 stones lighter than I was, my blood glucose levels have been in the non-diabetic range since.

    There is information about Newcastle diet on the forum diet pages.
     
  7. Redbegonia

    Redbegonia Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks I'm going to look at it.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    For me there is a correlation, but not a perfect one; good enough to agree with the rest of you though.:)
     
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  9. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Also a thread 'Newcastle diet advice', where there is support. Particularly notable are posts from @paulins and @Andrew Colvin .
    Ask away any questions you have, and decide what is best for your own circumstances.
     
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    Loobles Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It follows logic that it would, so I wouldn't say it's a huge surprise. I'm kind of hoping I can follow the same trend! 7 pounds down...
     
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    happy girl 1949 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I deliberately held my weight steady for almost two months and my HbA1c still dropped. Ate low carb though.
     
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