7.7 A1c -- How bad is that for a newly diagnosed diabetic?
Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:30 PM
Being newly diagnosed, I haven't been treating my diabetes long, and i hope after a few months that that number will be alot lower.
But for right now, how bad is that number? Have I already started having organ damage or eye damage or whatever? (I go for an eye exam next week, but I'm just wondering what you all think based on what you know about A1c's.)
Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:39 PM
My A1c was 11.6 at diagnosis, so you have a head start on me
I would not worry about complications at this point, just focus on getting and maintaining control
By Endurance, we conquer - Shackleton Family Motto
Insulin resistance is futile - I will win - me
Metformin 3000mg daily, Enap 5mg, Victoza 1.8mg, Lantus (currently 50u)
Diagnosed T2 on 26th Nov'07, with FBG of 21mmol/L (378mg/dL) and A1c of 11.6%.
Most recent 08/09/14: 8.2% (down 3.4%)
Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:44 PM
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:33 PM
misDX type 2 8/2007, reDX type 1 8/2008
Pumping since 11/2008, Purple Minimed 722 named Barney
Metformin 1000mg 2x/day
Latest a1c: 7.6 (ugh)
Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:42 PM
That said, control of your BGs can undo a lot of what damage, if any, has already occurred. No use spending a lot of time worrying about what happened before you were diagnosed. Concentrate on controlling your BGs now.
Dx prediabetic 02/08 (FBG 127 and 123), A1c 6.5
So far, controlled without meds.
Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:24 PM
T1: 7 yrs
Minimed 722 / Novolog / CGMS / One Touch Ultra Mini
Father, Husband, Gamer, Table Tennis Player
Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:29 AM
Sounds like you caught your diabetes early on.
Good for you.
I was 15.5 when I found out.
You may also be one of the lucky ones that can get control with just diet and exercise.
With that number there's probably no damage at all.
But, get checked and then you'll know for sure and you can relax.
Welcome to our happy family
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:03 AM
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:47 AM
Keep making those positive changes and you'll see that A1C come on down!
Victoza, 1.2 mg per day; Enalapril 40 mg; Prevachol
A1C, 11-10: 5.2!:elefant:
A1C, 9-1-09: 5.3!!; A1C, 5-19-09: 5.1!; A1C, 2-12-09: 5.3!; A1C, 11-14-08: 5.2!; A1C, 8-7-08: 6.3; A1C, 5-1-08: 5.6; A1C, 2-5-08: 7.4
Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:06 AM
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:15 PM
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