labs for A1C

By lneider Latest Reply 2013-04-23 21:56:24 -0500
Started 2013-03-10 22:02:26 -0500

does anyone else get a little anxious prior to labs, I so hope I have done as good as I think I have will know tomorrow Linda

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lneider 2013-04-23 21:56:24 -0500 Report

oh no I have been gone for awhile, now I have to relearn the new format here for discussions, I have not posted for awhile My A1C was not bad at all 7.3 Linda

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Set apart 2013-03-11 20:55:16 -0500 Report

I have to admit I stress because I like to be in control, STILL! I don't like having high BG readings and trying to figure out what happened, or trying to still change sliding scale, because what used to work before no longer works. So when I go I anticipate that long awaited magic number the A1c!!!!

GabbyPA 2013-03-11 20:31:40 -0500 Report

I don't stress if I know I have been doing what I should be. I kind of stress when I know I have not been so disciplined.

However, I have hide and seek veins, so the flobotomist my be more stressed than I am. LOL

Gwen214 2013-03-11 18:52:17 -0500 Report

It's so routine now, I don't really feel anything, unless its something else besides diabetes…

manapua72 2013-03-11 10:40:49 -0500 Report

I never really worry about it … Not stressful for me in the least … What stresses me is a high blood sugar that can't be explained … Usually you can figure out where you might have done something wrong or different …

lneider 2013-03-11 18:20:34 -0500 Report

yeah keep your eye on the bigger picture labs are just a neccessary componet of diabetes & I realize that L

lorider70 2013-03-11 10:30:27 -0500 Report

My labs are usually pretty consistant, so I don't stress too much about them. I also figure if I've goofed up a little; by the time they do the tests I can't really do anything about it at that point. What really irks me is when the doctor doesn't have the results when I go for my appt. with him. Blood pressure is usually taken after have been in the doctor's exam room for a bit and by then it has settled down too.

IronOre 2013-03-10 22:04:22 -0500 Report

yes, and doctor's appts too.
There is an actual word for it, but I just can't think of it right now.
A bad thing is that it can affect your blood pressure reading that they usually take there

lneider 2013-03-11 10:21:11 -0500 Report

Ithink it is called whitecoat syndrome , labs are done but won't know results for awhile Linda

GabbyPA 2013-03-11 20:32:47 -0500 Report

yes, that is the name. My dad used to suffer from that and his blood pressure was always up when he went to the doctor.

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