A1C UPDATE

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2014-05-23 22:07:30 -0500
Started 2014-05-21 17:23:59 -0500

HEY GUYS THANKS TO ALL FOR SUPPORT WHEN A1C WAS 9.2 GOT PHYSICAL TODAY DOWN TO 8.2 I AM REALLY WORKING MORE AWARE OF MY DIABETES EXCERCISING MORE I KNOW EVERDAY IS A GREAT BLESSING BUT NEXT MAY 4 I WILL BE 65 AND I HOPE TO STILL BE BLESSED IN ADY
VANCE THANKS TO ALL!!!


21 replies

JaredLahti
JaredLahti 2014-05-23 20:08:03 -0500 Report

Yeah I got mine a week ago and I was down to 5.3 and my BMI is in the normal range so I am off the bydureon. If I keep it up my dr is going to let me control my diabetes with diet and exercise starting in November.

restlessdiabetic
restlessdiabetic 2014-05-22 01:41:44 -0500 Report

is there a meter that measures the A1C at home or do you all go get blood drawn at a lab to keep track of it? I have been going to a lab but I am out of isurance so I cant afford to go to a lab so is there a home kit that I can track it with?

diabeticdummy
diabeticdummy 2014-05-22 04:48:45 -0500 Report

like neverlowbg says my endo also does my a1c in the office but if my failling memory serves me right you can take your average bg reading and there is a formula or chart that tells you about what your a1c is its not acuate but gets you in ball park ask jaybee52 or holaboy they will know the website they are two of the most informed people ive met here on dc and have learned allot from them they are great guys

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-05-22 21:17:22 -0500 Report

I think you can add up all the b/s levels for 60 or 90 days and divide it by the number of levels you added up and that will give you a ball park figure.

neverlowbg
neverlowbg 2014-05-22 04:08:39 -0500 Report

I don't know if there is a home kit but my endo does it right in her office with a finger prick no lab but once a year to check everything and to keep co pays low that once a year lab I send to all my dr so I only have to do it once for all five of them I call and they put in order for labs so I do them all at same time I hate needles so I get it over at one time but a1c endo does every three months I walk in they test my bg bp and a1c ten minutes later endo talks to me checks my feet looks at my a1c looks at my pump stats that I download to her every week and makes any adjustments needed I used to spend a ton on co pays but learned tricks to get them way down used to pay around 500 a month now around 150$ a month and that's mostly to pharmacy

shortysmalls
shortysmalls 2014-05-21 21:42:13 -0500 Report

my a1c was 5.9 this time but need to lose 35 lbs and stop drinking diet pop since twisted my knee yesterday cant walk since it hurts so now have to go figure what to do till knee heals yuck

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-21 22:18:08 -0500 Report

you could go to Youtube and search for seated exercises, seated Yoga, and seated Tai Chi. That may help keep you moving.

diabeticdummy
diabeticdummy 2014-05-22 04:52:17 -0500 Report

hey james restlesdiabetic is looking for a home tester for a1c i dont know if there is one that would be cool if affordable but i think i remember you had a website that you took average bg reading and it got you in the ball park of your a1c can you pass that along again thx charles

Meme55
Meme55 2014-05-21 21:32:20 -0500 Report

Glad it's working for you. The last time I had mine checked it was 6.5 and she said whatever your doing keep it up. I was shocked because I was so sure it was high. I can't seem to find a rhyme or reason.

ferk01
ferk01 2014-05-21 21:04:36 -0500 Report

I am still trying to get my A1C number down from 8.5 I am not doing well but I have started working out with Beach Body program to get moving and help with the number.

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