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What's everyone's hba1cs?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Jokeeble1987, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7/39. Up a bit, for me.

    Next one is due in a couple of weeks. That should have an interesting story to tell - watch this space! :D

    Viv 8)
     
  2. leighrickards

    leighrickards Type 1 · Member

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  3. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Was 46 in April, controlled by diet by eating to meter post prandial..no medication.

    Was 50 earlier in year and last autumn when diagnosed.
    BMI now <24
     
  4. lrw60

    lrw60 · Well-Known Member

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    Please excuse my ignorance here. I have been type2 diabetic for 8 years or so, can't remember exactly. My latest reading on 24.5.13 was 37. I am a 60 year old male about 5'9" tall. Weight about 12st 5lb. I am now classed as not being diabetic, or if you prefer, no longer in need of medication. Does that mean everyone on this site with a reading like mine is not on medication? Or have I STILL not grasped it?!?! Please explain in words of one syllable or maybe one letter.
     
  5. Yorksman

    Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, some people will get low readings because they are helped by the medication that they take and if they stop taking it, the hba1c will rise again. You have achieved 37 without the aid of medication and purely by diet and exercise alone.

    Whilst I think diet and exercise is the better way to go, it is not always possible. Sometimes diet and exercise would not be enough and sometimes people simply do not have the time to exercise or the opportunity to eat the sort of diet that they should. I used to see people who lived in Lincs or Norfolk commuting to London to work. Catch the 7 o'clock train back at 20.00. Some of them also had a 1 hour car journey back at their home station. It's all plastic wrapped sandwiches and fast food outlets and I can see that they would not have the inclination or energy to prepare a healthy low carb meal and take exercise when they got back.
     
  6. Vern

    Vern Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    sdgray22 · Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from my yearly revue 5.5 hba1c Tah dah!!! :D
    Chlesterol 4.9 :shock: its gone up a bit .3 but they do not seem bothered told to carry on as I am as "I have resolved my diabetes issue" whatever that means.

    So thinking of having one of those cholesterol lowering drinks every day.

    By the way it is all thanks to the people on this forum they should get a medal - if I had listened to the nurses at my surgery I would probably be pretty high especially if I ate what they said. I just smile now and tell them I eat about half the portions I used to. I actually do eat less as I take 2 metformin and they tend to curb the appetite, but I also test and eat to my meter. I have found it easier to "do my own thing" they know I do not walk the party line but do not enquire about what I actually do and I don't inform them, it is probably better that way, less confrontational I need the surgery for other ailments!
     
  8. blackcat79

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    7.7 or 61 down from 7.9 in Feb. On 3 different pills 150 gs carbs seems to b working :)

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  9. Yorksman

    Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not too sure how effective they are. Yes, they contain stuff which in principle does help, but just not very much of it. I think they overstate it. I've seen the same with eggs where the chickens are fed on omega 3 enriched foods. Whether that translates into those eggs being cholesterol reducing is highly suspect. Just buy a tin of sardines.

    Also trigs are important, you need to watch those. The British Heart Foundation has an easy to read publication online entitled:
    Reducing Your Blood Cholesterol
    http://www.bhf.org.uk/plugins/Publicati ... version=-1
     
  10. scottish-jim

    scottish-jim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.5 down from 11.7.

    Mixture on extra meds, insulin and moderate carbs. :)
     
  11. Glen

    Glen Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  12. michaeldavid

    michaeldavid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    27 mmol/mol or 4.6% (16/01/'13)
    27 mmol/mol or 4.6% (27/12/'12)

    This is mainly on account of what I eat, and the way I eat.

    Dark rye bread throughout the morning is crucial (with pear and apple spread, it's delicious): this serves to build effective HYPO RESISTANCE. (I don't need to 'count carbs'; I simply eat, and watch my blood-sugar.) It's often a bit low, but my blood-sugar never CRASHES.

    I feed my insulin. (DAFNE is daft: it's unrealistic to think you can eat normally as a diabetic.) I have practically no insulin operating within me at bedtime.

    I check my blood-sugar 15-20 times per day. (I couldn't do without Betachek Visual testing strips for this.)

    Hypos are uncommon for me; severe hypos, a rarity.

    I last had a severe hypo in September 2012: I took a little too much Insulatard one evening, before bed. But I'm operating under my own guidance. (My management is certainly contrary to orthodox medical advice; and I receive no other medical advice.) So that error was unsurprising.
     
  13. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 was my last reading, taken at the end of April. Next one is at the end of August.

    Viv 8)
     
  14. badcat

    badcat · Guest

    40 (5.8%) in old units
    Was 67 a year ago after having had 17 years as a well controlled diabetic before that
    Low carb (under 50g) has made the difference and allowed me to reduce meds too
     
  15. Faith*

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    6.7% in April - lowest it's ever been. I think in new money it's 57?? not sure I can't remember.

    Next one is July so fingers crossed it stays the same :D
     
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    Pamzy2 Type 2 · Member

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    Diagnosed last November, was 7.1. Come down to 5.8 over the last two tests since, last one in May. Controlled with diet and exercise only :)
     
  17. Neil Walters

    Neil Walters Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Slowly improving after years of being too complacent now 48 or 6.5%


    Diagnosed Type II 1998 1 x 80 mg Gliclazide, 4 x 500mg Metformin and 1 x 100mg Sitagliptin - HbA1c - 48 mmol/mol
     
  18. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    My Hba1c is now 45 by low carb/low GI diet, It was 50 a year ago and at diagnosis in late 2012.
    It came down to 46 last spring and is still creeping in the right direction.

    Hope you all meet with success in your endeavours.
    atb
    Derek
     
  19. StevefromLondon

    StevefromLondon Prediabetes · Newbie

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    6.0 was 6.5 six months ago when I was almost diagnosed type 2 - trying to avoid diagnosis - lost 2 stone so far, low carb, intense exercise on a theory of clearing out muscle glycogen cupboard space whilst also building more cupboard space, so the extra tins don't 'resist' being put in the cupboard - don't know if this works...

    Just joined, my first post. Hello Everyone!



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  20. John_ch

    John_ch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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