By mistyduke Latest Reply 2012-02-26 14:31:16 -0600
Started 2012-02-23 10:10:50 -0600

I just had blood work tested is 7.0 high for a1c? My doctor said she would call if any numbers were concerning to her. I haven't heard from her so I'm guessing it's good?

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Type1Lou 2012-02-26 14:31:16 -0600 Report

Here are the guidelines for A1c readings that appear on my lab reports:
4.1%-6.4%: Non-Diabetic Children 1.5-18 years)
4.3%-6.0% Non-Diabetic Adults
6.2%-7.0% Diabetic well-controlled
7.0%-8.0% Diabetic fair controlled
>8.0% Diabetic poor control

According to this, you should strive to get your A1c into the 6's. I crept up into the 7's last year but have gotten it back in the mid-high 6's in the past 6 months. Trying to get it into the low 6's to avoid any future complications.

mistyduke 2012-02-26 09:08:45 -0600 Report

I agree about the stroke. This has been no fun at all!! I'm glad that you have recovered . I'm am ALMOST totally recovered . I was 35 when I had mine in October of 2011. It's actually been a blessing in disguise for me to get healthy! I hope u get your BS under control . God be with you and bless u .

Armourer 2012-02-26 02:10:03 -0600 Report

I'm sorry to read about your stroke, but much happy that it seems to be minor. I had a massive stroke at age 39, but overcame with help from above, but four years later was put on disability because of all the side affects, one of them being diabetes. I'm trying to get my A1C down to below 7, which is the cut off. One wants their A1C to be below 7. I've struggled to get it down to 7.4, and this mostly by starving. Stokes are not fun. Good luck!

2012-02-24 14:40:02 -0600 Report

A 7.0 for an A1C could either be borderline or actual diabetes. I would kill for an A1C like yours. Mine is now @ 13.5. My PCP is yelling his head off for me to get it lower. But I'm just hoping that one day before he retires (he's only 35. So I've got @ least 30 years of trying to get it lower. Least I've got that in my favor.) &)

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-23 13:07:07 -0600 Report

In Dec. A1c was 6.6, am waiting for appt on March 6th for new test. You are doing good! Keep it up it's like they say, "anyone can get an A, but can they keep it?". I am working towards a low 6 or if I get lucky maybe in the 5s, so let's do it!

mistyduke 2012-02-23 12:59:36 -0600 Report

Yea , I appreciate it. Stroke sux . I'm still hoping I have no long term affects , still dealing with left side weakness . Hoping to be 100% soon .

jayabee52 2012-02-23 13:19:59 -0600 Report

I am wondering if you see the little link below the postings which says "reply" (or are you accessing via "smartphone"? ) You can reply to a posting directly that way. I also want to bring to your notice that on every posting you make there is an "edit" link next to your reply where you click it, the reply comes up all highlighted, click on it and undo the highlighting (or you'll wipe everything out) and edit what you want.

mistyduke 2012-02-23 12:19:19 -0600 Report

Jayabee52, I'm sure it was way higher than that as I just had a stroke, because I had not been taking care of myself. My triglyceride level was waaaay over 1,000 and now it's 88. Cholester was 159 . I'm very pleased with these numbers . Thanks for the info !!

jayabee52 2012-02-23 12:29:18 -0600 Report

A1cs usually are higher when we are first diagnosed (Dx'd). Sorry about your stroke. I had 3 ministrokes in 2005 which disabled me.

I pray God's blessings on you and yours!


jayabee52 2012-02-23 11:52:00 -0600 Report

Howdy Misty! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

A1c of 7? WHOO HOO! CONGRATULATIONS! (What had it been before?)

An A1c of 7 is generally pleasing to most Drs if their patient has diabetes. "Normal" people's A1c usually run from anything like the high 3s to the high 5s. My latest A1c was a 5.5.

Of course an A1c of 7 is no reason to slack off. I would encourage you to work on getting better control of your Blood Glucose (BG) readings and lower your A1c some more

Blessings to you and yours


June Tademy
June Tademy 2012-02-23 10:45:53 -0600 Report

Mistyduke, I would say that it is okay especially since she has not called you. I know my A1c has been in the 6.5 and I was told that they would like it to be a little higher so just be thankful that all is okay and do not let it go any higher. Good Luck

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