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Old 03-28-2017, 21:32   #1
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Do you know your current A1c?

How often do you have it test tested?

What is your goal?


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"The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen is coated with sugar (glycated). The higher your A1C level, the poorer your blood sugar control and the higher your risk of diabetes complications." A1C Test

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My doctor used to check my A1c every 3 months. Now it is moving to just once or twice a year, at regular appointments. At my last appointment it was 6.2 which is still not as low as I would like it to be, but WAY BETTER than it was when I was initially diagnosed. My goal is to get down in the 5s.

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I went to my endo twice in the last year. I test myself and I go to my regular doctor (Im going tomorrow). I am also leading a keto lifestyle so I don't think im concerned anymore. I would like to say my diabetes is reversed (not cured)

I don't know what my A1C is and I don't plan on going back to my endo anytime soon.

My doctor will let me know if there is anything to worry about.

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I try check mine at least twice a year on my own dime. My doc has never ordered a test. I use an online lab and use Quest Diagnostics locally for the draw and interpretation.

My A1c went from 5.8 to 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 and is now 5.6.

My goal would 5.4 or 5.3 but I don't think it's attainable for me.

I eat very clean LC, been in ketosis for over 3 years. Never eat sugar or fruit, starches. I'm active, intermittently fast often.

As stated before, I think I have cured my pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This of course if I continue my healthy habits. If I ate as I did previously, extremely carb heavy, I believe higher BG levels, abdominal visceral fat and subcutaneous fat, poor energy levels, constant hunger would all return.

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The biggest reason I want to continue to keep an eye on my A1c is because I want to know how much the dawn phenomenon is impacting me overall. I know my numbers are good during the day and evening, I just don't know what time at night (or early morning) my liver is dumping glucose into my system or how long it stays that way.

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My A1c is 6.6. Endo checks it every 3 months. When I get put back with my primary, it will go back to every 6 months. My goal is 6.4. Certainly a lower goal would be worthy, but until my weight starts dropping, I think this is the best it will get.

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Do you know your current A1c?

How often do you have it test tested?

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Just got it checked today! It was 5.5, up from 5.3 three months ago. I'm not surprised: I've been quite ill with an autoimmune condition over the past month (improving now), and illness always makes my glucose jump a little. I used to be in the 7's all the time until I got serious about eating to my meter a year or so ago, so I can live with 5.5. If my overall medicinal condition continues to improve, I should get back down to 5.3, I think.

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My last was 7!! That was 6 months ago. I have to go again to have it done and alas I think it wont have improved. Being sick for the lasts 6 weeks has thrown everything off. Rapidcalc thinks its going to be 6.6. I hope its right but I think perhaps not. I'll be happy if its under 7, and will aim for under 6 next time.

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I am being treated for other matters and so get blood tests every three months. My PCP always tests my A1c when I have a blood draw and it has remained under 6 (usually 5.5) with each test for the last couple of years.

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For years it has been 6.1 then a few days ago it has changed to 6.3. I am looking at my diet seriously and am trying to make some lifestyle changes. I do have a serious weakness for sweetness and I love my pastas. I do need help in that area.

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