Patient Comments: Hemoglobin A1c Test - Results

Question:What were the results of your hemoglobin A1c test?

Comment from: Joann, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I became hyperthyroid at the same time my hemoglobin A1c was checked. It was 6.5. When my endocrinologist told me that my body has almost used all of the insulin stores it has, I was alarmed. I took myself off all simple sugars (syrup, donuts, candy, cookies, ice cream, etc). Then a week later I took myself off all simple carbs (white pasta, white rice, white potatoes, white bread). I eat four servings of carbs a day. These servings I try to make whole grain; brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potato, whole grain breads, corn tortillas. My doctor plans to check my hg A1c in two months, can't wait!

Comment from: rhead, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I am a 49-year-old white female with an A1C score of 5.6 and a mean plasma glucose of 122. I weigh 165 and have been on a high-protein, low-carb diet since March 2011. I go up and down 10 pounds at various weeks. I do not exercise as I have had various illnesses that have kept me from doing so. My grandmothers both had diabetes, one severely and was overweight. The doctor told me to decrease carbs and sugars.

Comment from: ralphk, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 13

17 is the result of my hemoglobin A1c test. My glucose test result was 90.

Comment from: 2xanan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

My A1c results were 5.8 and a mean of 114. My doctor said a level of 5.8 does not REQUIRE treatment yet but because it is at the top of the range diet and excercise changes are required. The mean of 114 was a little too high for him. He would like to see it 100 or a little lower.

Comment from: Houndhuntr, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 26

I am a 65 year old caucasian male, 5"10" and 270 pounds. Plenty overweight I know. My Hb A1C just came back at 5.7. According to ADA less than 7% is within normal limits. I am concerned but not going to over react to this. Will try and lose some weight.

Comment from: 55-64 Female Published: June 14

My hemoglobin A1c results were 6.1.

Comment from: Vic, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I just received my hemoglobin A1c test result today: a 6.1 level. It was listed as abnormal. I have a follow-up appointment next week. I am a 55-year-old female and am about 40 pounds overweight. I am 5 feet 3 inches tall.

Comment from: worriedgranny, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 06

My grandson who is 7 years old recently had an A1C level of 6.1. This was up from 6 months ago when it was 5.7. He is very thin and very active. There is no family history of diabetes. However, I am very worried. He is scheduled for another test.

Comment from: turbokitty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I'm 5'4, 130 pounds, 50 year old female who just got an A1C test back that was at 6.0. My doctor doesn't seem concerned at all. He just said to watch what I eat. Does this mean I will end up with diabetes for sure if I don't watch what I eat? My CBC also came back and my WBC is still falling. It is now 3.7. I don't think this has anything to do with my sugar.

Comment from: 45-54 Male Published: November 07

A1c now 5.4, my prior glucose (Feb) was about 350 and I lost 30 pounds and went on strict diet. Cholesterol-188, hdl-42, triglycerides 130, bp 124/83. Weight 205 (17% body fat) age 53 6'3.” All in all, fairly normal profile. Took 8 months with a mostly vegetarian diet, sugars mainly from fruit. Lifestyle changes do work! Good luck to everybody! Just started exercise, lowers my blood sugar about 15 an hour.

Comment from: Vinod, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 18

My test readings are as under; fasting plasma glucose:150 mg/dl post lunch plasms glucose:189 mg/dl HB A1C : 7.58 %

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