Recent HbA1c result.

Martin9

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Just had the result of recent HbA1c after reduction of Metformin to one 500mg tablet daily. It’s went from 32 last 2 times to 34 but not too bad I suppose after lockdown and reduced medication.
 
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brisr949

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That seems to be your average so pretty good overall
 

Eddy Edson

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Just had the result of recent HbA1c after reduction of Metformin to one 500mg tablet daily. It’s went from 32 last 2 times to 34 but not too bad I suppose after lockdown and reduced medication
That's good, because I was jealous of yr 32 versus my 34 :) Kidding!

Obviously, it's a fine never-guess-you-had-diabetes kind of result.
 

Toucan

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Well done @Martin9 that is a very enviable result, and you must be well pleased at reducing the metformin.

I'm sure you will have posted the information before, but it would be very helpful for the rest of us (well, me anyway!)
if you could give us an overview of your eating/exercise etc regime that gets you such good reults.
 

Edgar

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I just got my HBA1C result. 48 (6.5%) Consultant happy with that but told me to ease up on sodium. Taken off Glucophage.
 

Martin9

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With those levels over that timescale are they thinking of taking you off the Metformin altogether? My DN did so for me and I'm now controlling by diet.

Martin
Yes I’m sure they will be thinking that way, the health care assistant is phoning me tomorrow to inform me of results although I already know them from mydiabetes myway site. But I’m sure once GP sees results I’m liable to get a call...
 

Sharron1

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Yes I’m sure they will be thinking that way, the health care assistant is phoning me tomorrow to inform me of results although I already know them from mydiabetes myway site. But I’m sure once GP sees results I’m liable to get a call...
Hey, well done. Now the trick is to keep it there. Just wondered how come you are 'allowed' to have the Hba1c test every few months? In my surgery it is an inflexible 12 month approach.
 

Sharron1

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Wow, you can even have the Hba1c at the surgery. It isn't done in mine, a trip to the hospital. Although there is one super helful nurse who will do it, but keep it a secret! She is a riot, she also gave me my flu jab when I went for my annual review. I had been told previously I would have to make a separate appointment as it couldn't be done when at the same time as my foot, bp and weght check. In equal measure a nightmare and hilarious. The receptionists appear to to run their own show and the medical ones do their own thing. I run out of that place and pinch myself and check my head is still in place
 

Pine Marten

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Wow, you can even have the Hba1c at the surgery. It isn't done in mine, a trip to the hospital. Although there is one super helful nurse who will do it, but keep it a secret! She is a riot, she also gave me my flu jab when I went for my annual review. I had been told previously I would have to make a separate appointment as it couldn't be done when at the same time as my foot, bp and weght check. In equal measure a nightmare and hilarious. The receptionists appear to to run their own show and the medical ones do their own thing. I run out of that place and pinch myself and check my head is still in place
Gosh, your super helpful nurse sounds like the lovely girl at my surgery who does my flu jabs.... her reply to most of my queries is, 'Nah, I can do that for you, Pine Marten...' :cool:
 

trophywench

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Martin9 is in Scotland, as his results are posted on 'My diabetes my way' - which is available only in Scotland.
 

silentsquirrel

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We have had this conversation before!!

 

Martin9

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As I said, now have been taken of all Metformin , I should be pleased but feel it will make it harder to maintain BG levels as before, and I certainly don’t want it to start creeping up again especially when this Covid-19 thing is still around, and if I was unlucky enough to catch it, my risk ,evens will be raised.
 

Sharron1

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As I said, now have been taken of all Metformin , I should be pleased but feel it will make it harder to maintain BG levels as before, and I certainly don’t want it to start creeping up again especially when this Covid-19 thing is still around, and if I was unlucky enough to catch it, my risk ,evens will be raised.
Funnily enough being taken off Metformin is a bit of a worry of mine. My Hba1c's are good and while I don't really know how much the metformin helps along with the diet etc The only real way is to be taken off it and then see. I managed to avoid the question from the GP, but it will.come around again. The thought of testing so regularly to see what might be happening is such a bore. I only test once every few weeks nowadays.
 

trophywench

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Such a bore is it? B good job you aren't a T1 then, ain't it? Be thankful for the hand you have been dealt, realise you are so much better off than anyone with something that will kill them no matter what they do - and make the most of it please.
 

Sharron1

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You are absolutely correct. I should have been more thoughtful.
 

YMFB

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I believe it is also available in one of the English southern counties too.
Is it called something else in England as the My diabetes my way website is by NHS Scotland ?
 

trophywench

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@Sharron1 - sorry - that sounds really sharp now. Just try and have your glass half full instead of half empty, and that is what I usually try and do anyway, just didn't succeed earlier.

@YMFB - I've only heard of it in Scotland before, too. Never seen a suggestion that anywhere else adopted it, before @grovesy mentioned the same a short while ago.
 

silentsquirrel

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Is it called something else in England as the My diabetes my way website is by NHS Scotland ?
Called the same, see my link in post 12 this thread.
If you google My Diabetes My Way in England you will see it is available in Somerset, also Greater Manchester/Wigan.
 
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