The 5 Club

For people with an HbA1c less than 6

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New A1c today

Started by Lloyd. Last reply by Lloyd May 16, 2013. 3 Replies

end of special diabetic meals on airlines?

Started by foxmeister. Last reply by David (dns) Feb 25, 2013. 5 Replies

Is your hba1c number to be trusted?

Started by Siri. Last reply by Siri Jan 26, 2013. 7 Replies

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Comment by Lloyd on November 7, 2013 at 3:03pm

New A1c, 5,3.
over 6 years in the low 5's


Comment by Clare on September 1, 2013 at 10:13am

congrats Lloyd, do you need to start a new club ? <5

Comment by Lloyd on September 1, 2013 at 10:02am

Newest A1c is 4.9

Comment by amanda02 on May 15, 2013 at 11:15am

My first A1C in Feb 2012 was 11.4. In August 2012 it was 5.4; in Feb. 2013 4.7; In Apr. 2013 5.3.

Comment by RunningStrong on May 15, 2013 at 10:01am

Type2 diagnosed 11/01. Diagnosed Type 1.5 11/03 ICA+, F106, A1c5.3. Now F135, A1c 5.9. Time to get serious.

Comment by Howie767 on March 7, 2013 at 3:58pm

Congrats Clare

Comment by Clare on March 7, 2013 at 8:48am

5.8 today in the clinic, first time in the 5's since I was pregnant 23 years ago. Far easier with the Dexcom system to help out though.

Comment by Trudy on February 21, 2013 at 6:29pm

Yes, dobe, it's worth it since I feel so awful when my BG is either high or low, and forget about getting a good night's sleep. I think that feeling well (most of the time!) is the real reward for being in the 5 Club.

Thanks, Barbara. Good luck tomorrow!

Comment by doberman77 on February 21, 2013 at 6:15pm

Trudy, that's just great. All the effort and all the testing and all the determination to toe the line... it really is worth it when you get a great result like that, isn't it?

Comment by jrtpup on February 21, 2013 at 6:00pm

Fantastic Trudy, well done! My endo app't. is tomorrow, we'll see how I did with holidays/cruise.


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