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hi every one!!

last tuesday i made my first A1c
i was really interested to know it,to remmember how much i sufferd before being diagnosed(1month and half maybe)

yesterday the doctor called me and it was 8.5!

i am kind of confused but i made a formulla to know!!!

too high before being diagnosed(4 months since the syptoms)+moderate high just after beng diagnosed(week)+differnt lows that
are severe and moderate but no passing out(for 1 month 2 weeks)=A1c is 8.5!!

but i am still confused since i am a no expert in a1c

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Comment by Scott on March 11, 2009 at 1:09pm
heheh, that's a good formula!

Basically and A1c is an average of what your blood sugars have been during the last 3 months or so. But, like all averages, it is always wrong. My last one was a 6.7, which the ADA considers good control (the AACE wants 6.5%). So I'm pretty well controlled right? wrong... during that time period I was having extreme highs 2hrs after meals and extreme lows at 4hrs. That is not well controlled. Those highs averaged with those lows gave me a number right in the middle!

IMO, It should be used as VERY rough guideline for how you have been doing. I really just look at my daily patterns, that what I care about mostly. Although, I do admit that I have a personal goal to see an A1c under 6. And that's with no bad lows.
Comment by Asma on March 11, 2009 at 2:17pm
thats right,i have always lows for the whole morning ,it reached 23 one time,and keeps low

but we cant say its totally useless
ithink it gives the whole picture of diabetes sometimes

what you said proves that my formula works!prepare for the new einishtine(i know the spelling is wrong!)

thanks,your coment are always usefull!
Comment by Asma on March 11, 2009 at 5:34pm
i think its amazing,but what was your a1c??
it depends first on your a1c,if its regular dont push your self too harrd,in the end you would be bored

thats true,but not always for me since im in a low mode in the morbning
Comment by Muhammad on September 6, 2009 at 3:39pm
Lets just say you have to look at the complete picture means to judge if your HbA1c is good measure of ur control you have to have a good daily pattern
Comment by Chris on August 19, 2010 at 2:03am
Since u are on shots it is extremely difficult to maintain <6.5 with out experiencing lows and after a while you body will start adjusting to these lows as the new normal BS. I would suggest an a1c of around 7 +/- 0.2
It is better to be around 7 with out lows rather than being at 6.5 with lows.
This will also help u recover hypo awareness after a while.
Also remember to not over correct highs. Try to fix the Lows before you correct your highs. Fix the lows and highs will automatically correct.


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