Symptoms and Ac1 Levels

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-03-18 14:45:42 -0500
Started 2011-03-14 10:57:07 -0500

Just diagnosed with and ac1 level of 7.4. Work hard and have lost 30 lbs but have lots of feet tingling and some blurry vision. Are these all related to diabetes… I feel like very pain, discomfort etc freaks me out. How bad should symptoms be with a 7.4 reading??


8 replies

Swbtab03 2011-03-14 13:23:48 -0500 Report

My personal opinion get to the doctor and get chcked out and tell him the symptoms.
Could be something else underlying or current treament not working.
Go see doctor today I'm sure our other DC friends here agree

10of10 2011-03-14 13:19:25 -0500 Report

Thanks…was waiting to see but based on your post will call doc today. Made appt with a registered dietician/diabe counselor or this Friday ad well. Thanks again.

digitaldoorbell 2011-03-14 12:54:35 -0500 Report

I'm a newly diagnosed Type 2 (5 months). My A1C is 5.4 and I "control" bg with diet and exercise. I still came down with neuropathy and it is a nightmare. You should get to a doctor right away because the longer you wait, the greater the damage you could do to yourself. So please, don't "wait this one out." I have managed to help myself with R-alpha lipoic acid and a TENS machine in an effort to get away from painkillers. It has helped a lot, but I do deal with it every single day.

Good luck to you.

tabby9146 2011-03-15 09:08:56 -0500 Report

sorry that you have neuropathy. Congrats on the 5.4! that is great. I did not realize a diabetic could have neuropathy with such a godo A1C number. I guess I have just learned something else. I learn something new all the time, two years and still learning. Wish you the best

kdroberts 2011-03-14 11:04:16 -0500 Report

An A1c of 7.4 is higher than ideal but it's hard to really go off that because one A1c doesn't tell you how long you have had diabetes. Tingling in feet is often a symptom of diabetic neuropathy and blurry vision is also a symptom of high blood sugar. Neuropathy is not something you want and lowing blood sugar can help but you should tell your doctor about it sooner rather than later. Blurry vision can happen with rapidly changing blood sugar or high blood sugar. It could be a symptom of damage to your eye but it doesn't have to be. Diabetics should get a yearly dilated eye exam so it wouldn't be a bad idea to schedule one.

You have to keep in mind that your blood sugar could have been high for weeks, months, even years before you were diagnosed so it's very possible to have side effects before you are even diagnosed.

10of10 2011-03-14 12:01:26 -0500 Report

Thanks. Just new to this and trying to figure it all out. I will go back in a month for a new Ac1 and in the mean time I will try to schedule an appointment with an Opthomologist. I just want to get a baseline sense of what symptoms are like and what I should expect. The tingling seems to be far worse to me since I was diagnosed three months ago and have been loosing weight but maybe I am just more aware. Thanks for the reply.

Nonna2Three 2011-03-18 14:45:42 -0500 Report

One of the symptoms I had that caused me to call my doctor when I was diagnosed in January was blurred vision. I had a BG of 612 that day and an A1c of 12.45. During that visit we discussed me seeing an Opthomologist annually, but my doctor recommended I wait until my BG was better controlled so that the blurred vision caused by the high BG I was experiencing would not be a hindrance to the overall exam.

realsis77 2011-03-14 11:58:04 -0500 Report

Kdroberts explained that perfectly! I completely agree! I would talk to my doctor and see if the side effects can be treated. Diabetes can be a quiet killer if its not kept under control! You can minimize future damage by testing and keeping your BS under tight control! Best wishes and God bless!