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Offline plumb

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Smile or whoops
« on: 23 February 2017, 01:16:54 PM »
Just had my blood test results A1c 38,😄 my blood sugar 3.9 maybe I should not have driven home it wasn't that low when I went in.
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #1 on: 23 February 2017, 03:11:22 PM »
38 is 6.3% so congratulations!

I'd maybe suggest raising your target level a tiny bit if you don't have hypo symptoms at 3.9. To be honest I'd only do that if other 3s aren't having symptoms. It is a tough one for sure, but you have to think hypos can kill today where highs take a long time. Worth thinking about and keeping an eye on, you are the only one that is going to know what if anything you should do about that.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2017, 05:11:18 PM »
I think you'll find it's 5.6 actually Liam.. see http://www.diabetes.co.uk/hba1c-units-converter.html


Anyway it's excellent. Though Liam is right about the danger of losing  hypo symptoms, but given meter tolerances it could have just as easily been over 4.
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #3 on: 23 February 2017, 06:19:02 PM »
I thought it seemed wrong. I just checked and I was using the Hb1Ac to average BG calculator. Had it mislabelled in my links / link has changed.

I had assumed the BG was from the blood tests rather than meter. I know the one time mine was under 4 they called me once the result said hypo, of course that was hours after I'd treated it.

Edit just noticed I was just looking at the wrong thing.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #4 on: 23 February 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
Ah - sometimes when they do my HBA1c they also do my BG in the lab, so it correlates to whatever my BG was at that particular second.  But some clinics have 'instant' A1c machines.  If I wasn't feeling hypo when they removed the blood from my arm though - I'd be worried!

So when actually did the 3.9 refer to, Plumb?

A1c's great though - providing you aren't having under 4s without symptoms.
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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #5 on: 23 February 2017, 10:33:03 PM »
Congratulations on the a1c thats fantastic, within the same range as the non diabetics!They always do a random bg when they take my a1c too - its done from the armful of blood you've given so you dont get the results till later on and i can't see what they could possibly learn from one random bg!
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
I always ask well if you wanted to know what mine was that morning, why don't you just say 'let's have a look at your meter logbook' to me?  Why waste NHS dosh for unnecessary phlebotomy, test tubes to put it in and the lab work, when it's already paid for both my meter and my strips?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #7 on: 27 February 2017, 12:37:18 AM »
Just had my blood test results A1c 38,😄 my blood sugar 3.9 maybe I should not have driven home it wasn't that low when I went in.

Congrats on the A1c :)
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #8 on: 28 February 2017, 09:32:15 AM »
Well done Plumb!   ;D
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Re: Smile or whoops
« Reply #9 on: 12 April 2017, 10:51:36 PM »

dont forget DVLA suggest '5 to drive'

not sure how things would stand up if you had a bump at that level?


sorry throw a spanner in the works.


A1c is fab (thumbs up emoticon)
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