What is highest A1C test can someone get?
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:03 PM
Oh, and your 11? Um, we're not gonna tolerate that kind of a number here...you're gonna have to bring that number down. :T
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:05 PM
That is a high A1c.
What have your meals been like...what do you normally eat? How often do you test yourself? What medication do you use to help control your BG's?
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DX'd Type2 - 9/8/10.......BG Doc's office 320
Sept '10 - 13.8
Nov '10 - 8.2
Dec '10 - 6.5
Jan '11 - 5.8
GHb - A1C
Mar. '11 - 7.2 (or- a 5.4 HBa1c reading)
HB - A1C
Jun. '12 - 5.9
Metformin 500mg x 2
LCHF diet and I eat to my meter
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:10 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:59 PM
Rob - perhaps you're in need of some insulin. Please check with your doctor. If you're taking your meds and getting different results, you need to change something. Using insulin is not a sign of failure on your part. It's just a hormone that your body may not be producing in sufficient quantities. It might make you feel much better. Don't wait to see how high your A1C can get, as a bout with DKA is NO fun.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:31 PM
Now here's the sad part. My neighbor, who I talked with almost every day, had been diagnosed a year before all this with type 2 diabetes and been put on Metformin. He'd stop by, look at my feet, tell me I was eating too much salt. I'd roll my eyes and we'd talk about other things. I mentioned to him about getting up at all hours during the night. He said to stop napping during the day...and we'd talk about other things. I mentioned to him about drinking a ½ gallon of milk each day. He suggested if I'm going to drink that much milk I oughta' drink 1% milk...and we'd talk about other things. 3 years this went on...and not once, ever, did he say, "Hey, you know, you might have diabetes...I'll go get my meter and we'll just test you, you know, for the heck of it."
Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:47 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:49 PM
I take Metformin 500mg 3X/day
Lantus pen 20 units at bedtime
Claritan 10mg for allergies
Learning to eat lower carb.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:46 AM
I got some bad news about my A1C test and my A1C is 11 which I know is bad but wondering how high can someone go on a A1C test?
11 is a concern. I remember some time back you showed great strength in turning your diabetes around, Rob, and I have no doubt you can do it again. Whether your pancreas has lost function or something else is going on, I am confident you can find a much better place with adjusting your diet, possibly your meds, and really honing in on better insulin practises (more insulin, taken precisely when needed). We're rooting for you and we're here to help if we can, Rob.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:47 AM
My sister was diagnosed with Type 1 last month. Her A1c in the hospital was 16. Other than very painful leg cramps, she felt pretty good. She had been doing her normal routine, going to work, going bowling, until the day before she finally decided to go to the ER due to the leg pains.
Type 1 dx 4/1987
Minimed Paradigm 723 Revel + CGMS
13mm Silhouettes + Sure-T infusion sets
Lifescan Ultra meters
Last A1c: 7/10: 5.4
Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:59 AM
Virginia Woolf: “Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down in the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when we have a tooth out and come to the surface in the dentist's arm-chair and confuse his "Rinse the mouth-rinse the mouth" with the greeting of the Deity stooping from the floor of Heaven to welcome us - when we think of this, as we are so frequently forced to think of it, it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature”
Back on MDI and doing well. Trying Victoza and loving it. A1C 6.0, no major hypos; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
HDL-101; LDL-64; TG-36; TOT-172
Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:37 PM
“I don't expect everything to be handed to me. Just set it down anywhere.”.
diagnosed type 1 October 1986
currently using Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 723 with CGMS CLEAR [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:54 AM
I ask him about the pump and he wants me to wait till I get my diabetes under control. Next appointment he wants me to have a CMP and a Microalbumin urine test in three months.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:07 AM
I was diagnosed as a type 1 in January with an A1C of 13. After 48 days on insulin I've gotten it down to 7.3 already!
You go! Thats awesome.
stage 1 renal disease w HTN
B 12 def
a1c 1/27/11: 5.5 --holding steady...
A1c 12/3/13: 5.7
Insulin AB: negative
GAD 65: negative
just a swingin'
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