I had my HbA1c tested today in preparation for meeting the endo on Friday. My last test was 40 days ago, 13.1%. Today, 8.8!

So, while I'm still reeling, figuring out what I need to know, it looks like I'm doing some things right and I'm very happy about it. I know that I need to be much lower, but after only 40 days, this is pretty good!

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Comment by Joanne on November 29, 2011 at 6:24pm

Congrats Ann. That's a change for the good. Keep up the good work.

Comment by acidrock23 on November 29, 2011 at 6:32pm

Great Job!!

Comment by acidrock23 on November 29, 2011 at 6:33pm

I'd add too that I think the test generally covers > 40 days so to be at 8.8 so quickly after 13.1 is a very significant move. I'd suspect you are "operating" at a level below 8.8%?

Comment by Ann on November 29, 2011 at 10:33pm

Thanks, Joanne.

Acidrock, my BG hovers around 6.4 mmol/L, on average. I reckon it will take a couple of months for that to show up on an A1c test, though, given the longevity of red blood cells (120 days, right?). I'm just really pleased that the difference I've seen in my many-times-a-day BG tests is also reflected in the A1c. I'm feeling more hopeful than I was!

Comment by nel on November 29, 2011 at 10:59pm

Great news...amd 3 more sleeps till you meet with Endo !!!

Comment by VikkiToria on November 30, 2011 at 5:53am

Well done! That's excellent! Can't wait to see my A1C, as I have been having really good sugars for the last 4 months. I'm going again mid December :-)

Comment by angelintrini on December 3, 2011 at 7:53am

Congratulations Joanne. Keep it up. You're heading in the right direction.

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