What is your schedule to take A1C Test?

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Start Here > Diabetes Forum Lounge

Diabetes Forum Lounge The Diabetes Forum lounge is the more social area of the community. Please feel free to drop in, and discuss anything thatís on your mind. Use this area for off topic discussions, making friends and being social.


Like Tree10Likes

What is your schedule to take A1C Test?


Reply
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2019, 00:37   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 129

Member Type
Type Pre
Diagnosed in 2012

42 likes received
17 likes given
Default What is your schedule to take A1C Test?

I am doing it twice a year, wondering what schedule others are following ?

Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk

Squawkx likes this.
iamabird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 00:51   #2
Moderator
 
itissteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,519

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

1146 likes received
469 likes given
Default

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...

Squawkx likes this.
__________________
Now with less sugar!

A1c 10-30-2018 still 5.6 with no meds. Thank you LCHF!
itissteve is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 00:58   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 129

Member Type
Type Pre
Diagnosed in 2012

42 likes received
17 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itissteve View Post
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

Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk

itissteve likes this.
iamabird is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 03-01-2019, 14:36   #4
Senior Member
 
rsfletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Born in Raleigh NC, I now live in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 609

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 1966

685 likes received
335 likes given
Default

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.

iamabird likes this.
rsfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2019, 15:37   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: USA GA
Posts: 4

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 1963

6 likes received
Default

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


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

JoJoB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2019, 22:11   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 1,852

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2002

2380 likes received
1559 likes given
Default

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!

div2live is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2019, 22:28   #7
Active Member
 
Rolaids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 68

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2016

32 likes received
22 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iamabird View Post
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

__________________
Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown
Rolaids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2019, 16:16   #8
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 7


1 likes received
Default 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.

vernag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2019, 04:31   #9
Moderator
 
mbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 9,067

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in Feb. 2012

11008 likes received
6163 likes given
Default

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.

__________________
Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.4 (10/2018)
TC 206 LDL 102 HDL 85 TG 96 (10/2018)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

updated 10/31/19
mbuster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2019, 17:38   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 1,852

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2002

2380 likes received
1559 likes given
Default

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

fjk2013 likes this.
div2live is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ReliOn A1c test vs. Lab test walkerwally1 Diabetes Forum Lounge 4 08-15-2015 17:01
Eat by schedule or blood sugar level? Ash Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 4 12-18-2013 10:35
Glucose Test, they want me to take it! AbbySciuto Diabetes 7 10-18-2013 05:45
Eating on a Schedule? BlondieZ Diabetes Symptoms 3 03-09-2013 22:13
Too soon to take A1C Tommy Diabetes 5 03-14-2012 15:16

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:16.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.