Re: Questioning My Ha1c...is it REALLY a GOOD Indicator?
- From: "Monica" <reese@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 17:12:31 -0600
Tim, I thought the Ha1c was the "can't cheat" test. The one that tells your
Dr how you've been doing over the last 3 months. When I was first
diagnosed, my ha1c was 11.something and fasting bg was 311. Now fasting is
about 120-125 and ha1c is 5.8.
"Tim Shoppa" <shoppa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Nov 28, 12:20 pm, "Monica" <re...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've had type 2 for 7 years. My first Ha1c reading was 11.something
I've never been on medication...diet, weight loss (altho not NEAR enough)
got it down as low as 5.5. Admittedly, I've not been as careful in the
few years and
since the initial 60 lb loss, I've gained almost 20. My Ha1c still
remained in the 5+ range. Six months ago
it went up to 6.2. No surprise, I knew why. Now, after 6 months of
(remodeling our house),
not cooking and eating right, not exercising, parent issues (lots of
stress), and gaining 3 lbs, my Ha1c (yesterday) was
5.8. I was shocked! My Endo was thrilled <lol> I truly expected it to
in the upper 6.x range. When
I bother taking it, my morning reading is about 120. When I was behaving
(eating right and exercising) my
morning readings would be in the 90 range This makes me seriously
the legitimacy of the Ha1c tests.
IS it the definitive (tell all) test that I've believed it to be?
Well, I NEVER thought it was the definitive test!
I've had my lowest A1C's (low 5's) when I was having some pretty bad
And I've had my A1C's end up in the low 6's when I thought I was doing
really really well.
Keep in mind that the reference range varies from lab to lab, and time
to time at any particular lab, by up to 1.0. Some people have labs
where the reference range is 4.1-5.1; at my lab the reference range
was most recently 4.9-5.9. If you're comparing two numbers, also
compare the reference range.
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