AC1 improvement?

By Carm68 Latest Reply 2011-05-20 10:02:54 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 12:18:31 -0500

Hello, I have a question, I had an AC test done about months ago and it was W just took one today at home and it is 7.3. Is this a good number

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Carm68 2011-05-19 08:05:26 -0500 Report

Wow, thanks everyone for such a quick repsonse! I looked around the site a little bit yesterday, and everyone seems so helpful! I am so glad the number is down, yet it sounds like I need it to come down a little more. I have only been exercising regularly for about a month and have noticed better numbers. Also, I have lost 20 pounds (maybe due to the byetta). So, that could be a contributing factor as well. I am on wieght watcher as well. I really am motivated to do everything I can to reverse this thing. Thanks again for all the support.

berrykins0 2011-05-19 07:45:15 -0500 Report

your ac 1 should under 7 to reduce the complucations of diabeties.. anything 6.0and under are normal range. mine is 5.4 as of april 11 2011. i'm on one tablet of metforin a day i take 2 cinnamin pills a day my low carb diet.

jayabee52 2011-05-19 07:27:06 -0500 Report

7.3 is not a terrible number, Carm.

But there are other considerations than just a static A1c number.

Since an A1c is an average of your Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") If that 7.3 signifies a rather flat BG# with little variation up or down, that is fairly good.

If as in the case of my bride "Jem" the average is between very high BG#s and lows —- not so good! She had been having readings of about 250 to 300, yet her A1c was only 6.5. That told me and the Endo that she was having some signifigant lows too. It is the rollercoaster of highs and lows which I understand do the most damage to one's body. Yes consistent highs does do damage, to be sure, but the rollercoaster ride is even narder on one's body.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-20 10:02:54 -0500 Report

Right James. According to my doc, he is happier that my daily #'s are 225-250 rather than the roller coaster ride between 115 and 300. The improvement was from a diet change and insulin change.

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