HbA1C over 7.5?

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HbA1C over 7.5?

A group for diabetics that no matter what they do or try can not meet their HbA1C targets. It is time to stop feeling guilty!

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Constantly high HbA1C levels, but not yet on insulin.

Started by Denise Suzanne Grant. Last reply by Denise Suzanne Grant Jan 31, 2011. 1 Reply

Fed up of being told off

Started by Rebekah Humphrey. Last reply by JudyAnn Aug 28, 2010. 15 Replies

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Comment by shoshana27 on March 23, 2013 at 2:21pm

before i went on the pump my a1c was 11+ then it went down to 6.8 now it's between 7...8...

Comment by Maycri on April 30, 2012 at 9:43am

hello dead group?

Comment by Maycri on April 23, 2012 at 4:53pm

Woot! I agree with brownie83
I'm at 8.3% now! Was 12% a year an a half ago

Comment by morggirl on February 21, 2011 at 3:02pm
Just got my blood test back still at a 7.6 same as the last time. I guess its better than it going up but I was hoping for it to get better.
Comment by derry on January 31, 2011 at 4:20pm
This is my kinda group people just like me that have A1c levels that are in my range and i am on a pump and for some odd reason when i go to my doctor in february i bet there close to 8 isn't the pump suppose to help bring them down there must be something i am doing wrong and i don't like anything above 8, i feel better when there in the low 7's.
Comment by brownie83 on January 13, 2011 at 9:57am
I'm so glad I found this group, viewing all these people's profiles with A1C's in the 5's... I almost thought there was something wrong with me! I've been trying my hardest to get below 7 for the last 16 years (T1), but life & everything it has to bring just gets in the way! Here's to working your hardest to keep your sugars under control despite what your Endo may think of you (no Doc, I'm not eating candy bars at home, thanks)!
Comment by UnBrEaKaBLe on October 15, 2010 at 6:07am
well done Dee...keep it up...but dont leave the group until everybody here get their A1c below 7.5. ^_^
Comment by Sue R. on October 9, 2010 at 6:25am
Stay with us, Dee.
Ignoring their advice got me through 3 pregnancies. I'm always being congratulated on my great cholesterol/lipids numbers, as if I had anything to do with those.
Comment by Dee on October 9, 2010 at 6:06am
Hey, I'm starting to feel like a fraud as the founder of this group because my last HbA1C was 6.8 - over the 22 years I have been type 1 it has averaged at about 10 with bad times reaching 14 ( prob higher when I did get the blood test) and good times not moving below the stubborn 9. After years of self-experimentation and now ignoring the dieticians and doctors advice the only way I have managed to get it down is by hugely reducing my carb intake. I am now also on a pump and CGM but overall the drop is due to an increase in protein and decrease in carbs especially at my evening meal because this means sugars are good throughout the night. I figured if you sort the night time out that is half your
HbA1c sorted. I got really wound up when my doctor said 'well done, excellent' because I was trying just as hard before and only by not following their advice I got it down! Argh! We shouldn't put up with 'this is your fault' type stuff! Anyway, To be honest I'm not sure how long I will stay this low so I'm gonna stay in this group if that is okay.
Comment by Jenny on April 1, 2010 at 8:58am
Totally. I had an 83 this morning! so excited!
 

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