Low A1c Numbers

By dangreenman Latest Reply 2010-06-13 12:00:18 -0500
Started 2010-06-10 17:58:53 -0500

I have diagnosed with type 2 diabeties for about 1 year, My last 3 A1C results have been 4.7, 4.8 & 4.3 repectivley. Is this normal for a diabetic?? I do not take insulin. Just stay away from sugars, carbs, and take Glyberide

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GabbyPA 2010-06-13 12:00:18 -0500 Report

Another thing that could be giving you such good A1c numbers (those are more normal for a non-diabetic person) could be things such a donating blood as well. Do you donate on a regular basis?

Otherwise, as many have said, it could reflect having too many lows. To be honest, if your A1c is in that range, I would be thrilled as long as you are not suffering to achieve that reading.

gregsteele 2010-06-12 04:19:50 -0500 Report

Im fairly new and have only had one a1c since my diagnosis it was over 17 when diagnosed a month ago it was below 6 do you have a lot of lows ? if so ask dr about a glucagon shot to carry with you those numbers sound to low to me love to all GREG

Kirla 2010-06-11 20:34:39 -0500 Report

Your numbers are great. I have never seen anyone with A1C’s like that. Maybe you should talk with your doctor about getting rid of the meds. Or at least cutting back the dose. My last four A1C’s have all been below 6 and the lowest one was 5.4. This is something you need to talk to a professional about. Maybe even get a second or third option.


kdroberts 2010-06-10 19:03:43 -0500 Report

No, it's not common for a diabetic to have those kind of A1c's. However, your avoidance of carbs, sugar and taking glyburide could go a long way to explaining it. Do you have many low blood sugars? Sometimes a low A1c can mean you are dipping too low too often and with a low carb diet, glyburide could be doing that to you.

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