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What's everyone's hba1cs?

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

  1. Johnroy

    Johnroy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 7.0 in old money or 53
     
  2. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    will find out today.....
     
  3. julie56

    julie56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 down from 12.3 - not too bad in three months - just got to keep it up!!
     
  4. AnnieC

    AnnieC · Guest

    Sorry I don't know what HBa1c means
     
  5. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The level of Hemoglobin A1c which gives a measure of your blood glucose levels over the previous 120 days.
     
  6. AnnieC

    AnnieC · Guest

    How can they tell what your blood glucose has been over 120 days ?
     
  7. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    It's actually over the previous 90 days roughly. They measure haemoglobin and don't know all the science behind it but they get an average. This number is important but still need to monitor your own levels as a 3 month avg of 6 could theoretically equate to lots of 3's and. 9's !


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  8. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the 90/120 day thing penalty of multitasking - was working on a 120 day analysis for finance!

    over the 90 days, this is the average life of a red blood cell and once the Hb is linked to the glucose molecule it tends to remain so. this therefore gives an average level of the glucose in the blood!
     
  9. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Thanks Fergus, better than my answer :)


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  10. Rach77

    Rach77 Type 2 · Member

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    My last one was 68
     
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  12. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    6.1 old money....not to go any lower.....

    Really pleased reading was 18 when first discovered nov 2012 ......it's been 14 months of hard work....
    Exercise, same veggie diet, I am not a low carb person, but I have reduced some of them...
    I bake when I feel like it, but with sugar substitutes .......the odd homemade cake.....

    Get really tired low b12 and iron levels and thyroid under active ........

    Met 500 x 3 and statins
     
  13. Pez68

    Pez68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  14. annew

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    Got my latest result today - 37. No probs!!
     
  15. fossilhead

    fossilhead · Newbie

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    Hello everyone! I understand about HbA1C but I wondered if anyone has access to any studies/research in regards to people with type 2 leaving their hba1c sitting between 48-58. This is higher than someone without diabetes (less than 42) so surely this will have long term complications such as retinopathy etc?! I thought the idea was to reduce hba1c to "normal" levels? On diagnosis my partners was 72! Going to check again in about 6 weeks so fingers crossed! Many thanks


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  16. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In my signature :D
     
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  17. Karen.G.

    Karen.G. Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oct 2013 - 119 and Jan 2014 - 66. Can't wait for my next one as it will be even lower :)


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  18. Alanp35

    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll find out on 18 March at my next review meeting.



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  19. Randburg

    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My latest test 4.7% something wrong with me ? Much lower than most
     
  20. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Why are some getting percentages and some numbers ? Are people doing this themselves or are some docs still using old system ? I know there is a conversion, just wondered.
     
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