Know Your HbA1c

Sweet tea
By Sweet tea Latest Reply 2010-02-22 07:04:11 -0600
Started 2010-02-19 20:06:05 -0600

Hello every one I have been seeing a lot of you talk about A1c and I just wonted to add to it well I was not a diabetic and I went into the hospital for my asthma and a nurse gave me and over dose of insulin. That almost killed me but thank God I'm here. well to make a very long storie short I stayed in the hospital for all of 2006 that was the year I became a diabetic and my very first A1c was 7.6 and I did not know what that was all I now that they said it was bad and when I went to class I learn a lot about every and I try to became the A1c champion for our area in order to do that I had to get my diabetes under control and I did the very next test my A1c 5.3 and has remained a 5.3 which is well below the American Diabetes Association average or national average. I have my test every three months. The reason for A1c test is to give us an overall picture of how well we have our diabetes under control. Let me hear from you.


16 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2010-02-20 00:31:39 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
When I was DX my a1c was 12.9
now as of yesterday 5.5 and thats a lot of work for me I am very resistan and use 130 to 180 ut of insulan a day and on the pump this is a cud down from befor the pump I was using 250 to 300 ut a day My ENDO was so happy I had only 1 yelow box and that was from a kink in the line.So I am happy
Best wishes
Harlen

Kirla
Kirla 2010-02-19 21:21:29 -0600 Report

Sweet tea

My very first A1C was 14.1. I made a lot of changes to my diet the first month or so. My next A1C was 5.9 four months later. 7 months after being diagnosed it went to 5.6. 10 months it went to 5.4. Some day I’m hoping to get it down to 5.0.

You done a great job getting this under control.

Good luck
Kevin

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-02-19 20:47:52 -0600 Report

Way to go. That is fantastic. Did your asthma keep you in the hospital for a whole year??? Keep up the great work.
ps…why did they give you insulin for asthma?
Jim

Sweet tea
Sweet tea 2010-02-22 06:59:14 -0600 Report

because the steroid they give you for asthma make your blood sugar go up. this was the first time this happen to me.