WHAT DOES A1C of 11 mean?
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:26 AM
A1C of 11 is equal to an average 3 month blood sugar of 310.
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 28 April 2011 - 09:42 AM
So when I was initially diagnosed, my daily average was around 100-120...
With some weight loss (that I needed), and with oral medication - I was able to keep an A1C around 6 for more than a dozen years.
dx Type 2 in 1998
Lantus once a day before breakfast,
Novolog with every meal per bolus calculation.
A1C 2/ 9/11:10.0
A1C 4/23/11: 6.8 ! (home)
A1C 5/14/11: 6.6
A1C 6/29/11: 6.3 (home)
A1C 10/15/11: 6.1!
IAB Neg, GAD Low - C-Peptide: 0.9
Received Minimed Revel 723 BLACK 6/10/2011, Pumping Humalog since 6/29/2011.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:45 AM
[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA
Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:55 AM
Can some explain what an A1C of 11 means? I am newly diagnosed and new to this forums. Thanks.
Hi welcome to the forum.
Sorry to hear about your recent diagnoses.
An A1c needs to be 6.5% and less if possible without to many hypo's
So your 11% needs to gradually come down with the correct carbohydrate and insulin intake for your needs.
Things will be very overwhelming to start with so just take one day at a time.
Pumping using bovine insulin. (Pump kindly donated by Solox)
Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:29 AM
Your A1C and diagnosis mean that you should immediately be using insulin to bring that very high blood sugar down. Has your doctor prescribed it yet? I use Levemir and Novolog - what are you using? You should also be testing your blood sugar frequently and using the information to make decisions about food and insulin use.
Let us know a little more about how you came to your diagnosis, what your doctor has recommended, and how we can help!
All the best
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