HBA 1C

This was the take home for me after watching Ivor Cummins interviewing Dr. Ted Naiman (paraphrased).

If you are diagnosed as T2 diabetic but your hab1c is 5.6 and maintained over a year then you could reasonably be described as 'non diabetic'.However, If you are uncomfortable with the term 'I'm cured', then it might fit better with you to be described as '...not diabetic, but carbohydrate intolerant'.

How you get there is another thing, and I guess if you are there, then keep on doing what you're doing.

However, if you are not there, then you are definitely doing something wrong and need to shift your focus.

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  • I have been maintaining below 5.6 and only once did I touch 6.0, when I panicked and got it down. Sixth year running and zero drugs. Yes carb intolerant is the word :)

    ADA's range of "Good Control" makes me sweat out of nervousness. It's horrible control.

  • You are non diabetic as per the "world bodies"

  • To hell with the "world bodies" :)

    I know I am diabetic and 75 gms glucose spiking to 200+ at ~1 hr proves it. Don't want to live in fools paradise by just looking at 2 hr values on OGTT. Better be safe than sorry.

  • There is no phrase,non diabetic,person once diabetic always,diabetic.More over hab1ac mostly denotes glucose for the last 30days only and not 60-90 days,it is not advisable to depend only on hab1c

  • A1C is 90 day avg, normally, and not 30 day avg. Get yr facts right.

  • So what do you say Adiabetic2015 if person gets his normal Hba1c .... is he at fault???

  • Can you please explain the grounds on which one say that "...hab1ac mostly denotes glucose for the last 30days only and not 60-90days...".

    Oh bye the way what is this "hab1ac"? I think I am confused between hab1ac and HbA1C.

  • ShooterGeorge it is said the impact of your last 15 days BS is more in your HBa1c value.

    But that doesn't mean any thing....like when some one gets 4.8 it means his control is more than excellent...even non diabetic won't get such number.

  • @cure,

    Thank you verymuch for exposing my ignorance. Would you mind telling why/how last 15 days' BS have more impact on one's HbA1c value?

  • HbA1c is correct phrase,but this does not show blood sugar for the last60-90 days,but most of of 30 days only. This is also correct,please read between the lines term" mostly".

    As you say it is average 60-90 days,but peoples think it is of 90 and over days,which is also equally not correct as per your writing.

  • First month (30 days) contributes approx 47% weight-age to A1C impact. So 53% is from other months. This is noted somewhere on Mendosa's site, give or take a few % points.

  • @Adiabetic2015, where from does this 30 days, 60-90 days, etc come?

    I do not see any logic in saying 30 day's average but see in 90+ day's average. This is learned from what I have read.

  • ShooterGeorge ji

    I don't know much about the subject...but it is bit complicated (means I could not understand hehehe)

    But there are few sites on net which says this...and there is no contradictory statements made against the said statement...so I guess this must be fact..

    I guess you may be able to understand that more...hence request you to google on the same pl.

  • @cure,

    Please do not suffix/prefix Ji to my name. You are right; me too have not understood much about HbA1c. Want to read but couldn't find appropriate sites. If you don't mind please share the link or search key words to those sites which say it. Nobody could tell me sofar about the precise circumstances under which an Hb gets glycated.

  • cure

    Arey mere dost. Aap log baal ki khal nikal k rakhte ho 😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝

    The red blood cells in our body absorb glucose proportionate to the plasma bs levels. Now the life span of these RBCs in our body is 90-120 days. So a1c is a three months average. Ab yaar aur koi lafada nhi mangata πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’. Koi ye nhi puchhega why not 120days or hundred days. Researchers ne jo tay kiya so kiya. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • @ suramo,vohi he! Aap ne sahi kaha, sabhi kaha!! Bahut bahut shukriya!!!

  • ShooterGeorge

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