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iamabird 02-28-2019 23:37

What is your schedule to take A1C Test?
 
I am doing it twice a year, wondering what schedule others are following ?

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itissteve 02-28-2019 23:51

I've been enough of a "trusty" that my doctor asks for it only once a year. I suppose some big change in that will alter the schedule...

iamabird 02-28-2019 23:58

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Originally Posted by itissteve (Post 1317091)
I've been enough of a "trusty" that my doctor asks for it only once a year. I suppose some big change in that will alter the schedule...

Yes that I what I was thinking as well. I want to move to once a year since I am following LCHF diet without much changes in eating carbs or real sugar but I am comfortable with every 6 months as well at the moment

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rsfletcher 03-01-2019 13:36

I went three years with out taking an A1C but then noticed my Basil insulin no longer seemed to be all that effective so I went for an A1C that confirmed my suspicion and the readings I was getting on my Glucometer.

So now that I'm on a new Basil I will be getting another A1C in 3 months to confirm my A1C has actually gone down - I have no reason to think that it won't go down. If I'm satisfied with the results I likely won't bother with another A1C until the next year.

I actually went through a time during University and College where I wouldn't test myself, I was on no nutritional regimen and took one shot of Lente insulin made from Beef and Pork - Those years were never a problem for me so I guess for that reason I don't worry about it too much.

JoJoB 03-05-2019 14:37

My Endo has always scheduled my A1Cís three to four times per year. I am Type 1 Diabetic for 56 years.


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div2live 03-06-2019 21:11

I worked my way to every 12 months with my doctor after I got on LCHF! But, early last year I started having gout attacks every 4-6 weeks. My doctor then started seeing me every 90 days and had all my blood work done including A1c. Now I am back to 6 months as the gout has improved. Hope to get back to 1 per year....soon!

Rolaids 03-20-2019 21:28

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Originally Posted by iamabird (Post 1317089)
I am doing it twice a year, wondering what schedule others are following?

Just had one done, unfortunately it went up to a 7 from the 6 it was before, so Doc wants to see me in 6 months, which is coming up in a few

vernag 03-30-2019 15:16

not sure yet
 
I just found out last month i was type 2 so i go back in May. Not sure what my doctor will do after that. She put me on testing only when i get up and after watching videos in UTube i now test more often. I have not decided if i should stick with her cause of things she does not do or things she does not tell me to do. I just do not feel secure with her.

mbuster 03-31-2019 03:31

Vernag, I have found that we are our own best health advocates. The medical community overall knows very little as far as treating type 2 diabetes other than what they were poorly taught in med school, which is mainly American Diabetes Association recommendations. It pays to become as educated as we can about type 2 diabetes. I highly recommend reading Bloodsugar 101 or anywhere else that cites the sources of their information (not including those that cite the ADA). As a matter of fact, right under the Bloodsugar 101 heading, it says What They Don't Tell you About Diabetes.

Your doctor is not an isolated case. If you get along with her otherwise, and she doesn't act like she knows it all and doesn't want to listen to you, you might hang with her a bit and maybe enlighten her as you learn more and see that what really works for improving your BG control.

I was told I needed to make lifestyle changes, diet and exercise. That was it, no details.

div2live 03-31-2019 16:38

Every six months.....last one (last month) was 5.9! Still in the 5% club...


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