So I realize this would only apply to people who are recently diagnosed... but I'm curious as to what the difference was between your diagnosis A1C and your first A1C results after diagnosis?

When I was diagnosed, my A1C was 14. Of course, I knew very little about diabetes at the time... but figured that was pretty bad when I never saw a doctor's chart that went up that high. Three months after diagnosis, my A1C went down to 7. I am curious to know the success that others have had!!

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When I was diagnosed, by A1c was 19.9. Three months later I was down to 8.6 and three months after that I was at 6.8. Within a year I was at 6.4 and 6.3.
:) Congratulations!! Must be doing something right...
Thank you. Well, some things I do right. It was all a matter of sticking to my insulin regiment pretty much. And learning what I could about the diabetes. Until I joined this site six months ago or so, there was still a lot I did not know. I was diagnosed almost five years ago. So...Yes, doing somethings right, but could be doing more things right and stop doing some wrongs. I have tourble not eating thinggs that I know I should not.

I should say congrats to you also. That is doing really well with the control. Keep up the fantastic work.
thank you Mike! I actually just got diagnosed in June... so my next A1C is in December. Cross your fingers for me :)
Absolutely! I was scared, nervous and excited early on to get my A1c done. You will do great!
When I was diagnosed, my A1C was "only" 8.4%... we caught my case early, as that's almost unheard of for a T1. I was already having BG up to the 500 range by that point though.. and was consistently over 300, so it's clear to me that I hadn't been that high for long.

I'm not sure a 4.2% is ever in my future :P
4.2% hee hee!
LOL =0
5/25/08 (graduation day) 14.9%... no hospitalization, no immediate action taken, graduation attended, no cake eaten :(
July 08 9.5%... not quite three months later
lowest ever HbA1c 6.9% (more than cut in half)
I was diagnosed in October. I am really looking forward to my first A1C after diagnosis. I have been working very hard to control my carb intake and I have been able to keep my daily numbers in the 90-130 range which is a huge improvement over my average in the mid 200s before diagnosis (I was hospitalized for 5 days (for an infection) and they tested me everyday and it was usually in the 220 to 250 range.. this is how the who diagnosis trail started).

I know its early and I am highly motivated. Hopefully I can continue that and see the results you guys have seen!
John, I too was officially diagnosed in October with an A1C of 11.1. But, 3 weeks before the official diagnosis, I realized I was a diabetic and immediately changed my diet to a very low carb diet. My fasting blood glucose at diagnosis was 223 so it had already been coming down from the averages over 300. Now, almost 2 months since making my diet change, I am averaging around 113 and the last week, I have been averaging 109. I almost never go above 130 now. So, I too, am looking forward to my first A1C after diagnosis. If my readings are correct, I expect it to be around 5.5%. These readings are on my Aviva and if it is true that it tends to record higher readings than other meters (I know this is true with my other meter, the UltraMini), then maybe my averages are even better. I'm anxious to see which of my two meters closely matches my next A1C.

Let me add a congratulations to those who have been able to achieve near normal control, whether it be in a short period of time or a longer period. I get encouraged when I read posts from people who work hard to keep themselves healthy and are serious about getting control of this disease!
When I first got diagnosed I think my A1C was at 13 I think.. Then after I got in under controlled it went down to a 7.6 in which they wanted to stay.. Well now it has gone up and down a lot.. I am now at an 8.6 from a 9.6, but that was over a period of a year..

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