By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-03-19 19:21:51 -0500
Started 2010-03-17 22:21:41 -0500

Hello all
My new A1c was the best ever 5.8
It is geting easyer to keep it down the longer I work on it.I dont see how I can get it down any more then that and be happy but you never know lol
Best wishes all

35 replies

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-18 16:51:58 -0500 Report

That is wonderful, Harlen! However did you do it????? Whatever it is that you are doing, just keep it up; it seems to be working!

Best to you,


mtngal 2010-03-18 16:30:39 -0500 Report

Do you have many low readings? My last A1C was my best ever also, 5.4. But I seem to have a lot of low readings between 50-60. I was diagnosed last June so I am still trying to figure all this stuff out!!!

Harlen 2010-03-19 18:15:45 -0500 Report

No the lowest I have gone 78 the highest was 155
mosetly 86 to 98 thats where I like it best
Best wishes

10fluffy35 2010-03-18 05:40:31 -0500 Report

Isn't it nice to get a good report, especially when you know
you tried your best. I had my A1C done on Monday. I
had 5.6(6 mo test). I only take a 1/2 glipizide per morning.
work hard on diet end exercise. Both my parents only
took pills and never insulin. I am trying so hard to not to
take insulin. I learn so much from all my new diabetic
friends on new things to improve my life. GOOD FOR YOU

dyanne 2010-03-18 00:33:48 -0500 Report

wow Harlen that is great !!!! i wish i had numbers like that… maybe one day.
so glad for u, u r on the pump aren't u ??? if so has that helped a lot ?? well whatever it is u r doing just keep doing it !!! it works …

Harlen 2010-03-19 18:22:37 -0500 Report

Thanks and yep the pump makes it so much better not having to give ten 12 shots a day just to keek it under 200
I am hoping to keep it within .3 of that last A1C and I am so happy with it lol
Best wishes

sweething 2010-03-17 22:32:55 -0500 Report

One of my doctors told me, when I had a 5.4 she bet I was havinga a lot of lows. She was right; every night I was getting into trouble with a 40-60. I don't like sugar, I've been a diabetic so long. And having to chug a can of regular soda was difficult at best. Now I've gone to the opposite end of the scale. I've got to stop screwing up my health!

Beav 2010-03-17 23:59:23 -0500 Report

The lowest mine has ever got to was 68 and that was scary for me, I can't imagine having it in the 40's, oh my!!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-18 16:58:31 -0500 Report

My last A1C was 6.5, and I had had a lot of lows…Don't know what it will be this time…I just had my bloodwork done last week but haven't gotten the results back yet…I'm scared to find out what it is going to be…I have a lot of highs as well as lows…I bottomed out last night at 43 (it has been in the 30s), and I over compensated for the low, and it went up to 313…It is very scary! I worked on it all night trying to get it back down to a fairly normal range, and this morning it was still in the 200s; just this afternoon, I finally got it down to 105…Pheeeewww…What a pain, and a lot of work and worry!

Harlen 2010-03-19 18:28:11 -0500 Report

Yep I dont like getting very low I feel sick for atlease a day after
same with real highs.
Some I keep working at it to keep from getting lows and highs
keep at it you will get there.
Best wishes

Roy531 2010-03-17 22:24:59 -0500 Report

Good for you Harlen, proud of you. Keep working and it will get down there. Still waiting on my lab report to see if I'm alive or not.

Beav 2010-03-17 23:56:36 -0500 Report

Waiting for mine too.. that little card it sure does take a long time to reach the snail mailbox! lol got mine taken last Friday with no call, so I know the card's in the mail! :)

Roy531 2010-03-18 16:42:43 -0500 Report

Mine isn't a little card, it is a 3 to 4 page report.

Roy531 2010-03-19 16:19:52 -0500 Report

Finally got my 4 page report, A1C 5.8 HDL 46 LDL 84 the cholesterol has improved a lot from my last lab work total was 144 My triglyerides have improved as well 68. Think I'll go get a banana split to celebrate.

MAYS 2010-03-19 17:42:39 -0500 Report

Roy, enjoy the banana split, you earned it !
Great numbers, keep up the good work !

Roy531 2010-03-19 17:48:42 -0500 Report

Thank You kind sir. Brahms has one that has fruit instead of the chocolate and white stuff, it has peaches cherries and strawberries That was my favorite one.

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