My A1c History

A1c's were first available in 1976. My doctor started having mine done in 1980. As part of my preparation for my taking part in the Joslin Medalist Study I was supposed to have a listing of all my A1c's that had ever been done. My doctor was very cooperative but there were several gaps in the list. The years 1990-1994 were not available.

Below are the A1c's that my doc was able to retrieve from his files. I have updated for 2010.

1980...10.6, 9.6, 9.0
1981...11.8
1983...9.2
1984...9.2, 9.7, 8.9
1986...11.1
1987...8.0, 9.8, 10.3
1988...10.5, 7.7, 7.7
1989...7.3

1995...6.8
1997...6.0, 5.4
1998...6.5
1999...6.8, 6.7, 6.5
2000...6.3, 6.1, 5.5
2001...5.8, 6.0, 5.6, 6.0
2002...6.0, 6.4, 6.2, 6.0
2003...5.6, 5.4, 5.9
2004...5.9, 5.7, 5.8, 5.6
2005...5.6, 5.8
2006...5.6, 5.7
2007...5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1
2008...5.7, 5.9, 5.7, 5.6
2009...5.6, 5.8, 5.8
2010...5.7, 5.6, 5.6, 5.4

Note the improvement in 1988. That is the year that I discovered I should follow a low carb diet. I read about it in a magazine. I had been eating hundreds of carbs every day before that time. No doctor ever told me I should limit my carbs. I have always wondered why?

I can't believe how consistent your numbers have been since 2003.  That's insanely impressive.

Wow!  Awesome numbers in recent years.  Good for you!

I was diagnosed in December 2009 with A1c of 15.9.

January 2010 was 9.0

March 2010 was 6.1

July 2010 was 5.6

September 2010 was 5.7

January 2011 was 5.8

Not bad? :)

 

My most recent was 6.2! I was so happy!

Ideen, I guess insanity has its rewards. lol!

Dimples, you have improved so much, so fast. Fantastic!

Julia, that is looking good!

How many carbs do you limit yourself to Richard?

 

Terry, I ate 130 carbs per day and exercised a lot when I was losing weight. Now I am able to eat 150 carbs per day, and I am not gaining weight. Other people might gain weight on that many carbs, but I am 6'2" with  large frame, so I do need more carbs than some people. I am also working out with machines and weights at a gym 3 days per week. That helps me strengthen the weak muscles in my upper body.

Richard,

Very good numbers and I am hoping to follow in your (well placed) footsteps!  I'd be curious to know which LC resources you use/have used as you got onto that path.  I have found the Drs. Eades materials very helpful to me and know there are several good reading options out there... I'd love to know who you follow!  The area where the Eades were most helpful to me was in the mountain of research they site- my endo was actually very ANTI lc and it took me quite some number of citations refuting her "danger" warnings just to clear the hurdle of approval.  

Terry - if you are going lower carb, higher protein will protect you a bit from any lean tissue wasting - on a high protein LC diet, 50% of your protein is converted to sugars and you can convert more if the need arises.  Find some physician based resources so you can get an idea where you need to be protein/calorie wise...

Oh - and I can only find numbers from the last 8 years, so I am quite impressed with your ability to come up with so many! :)

Cheers!

A-D

 

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Terry, I ate 130 carbs per day and exercised a lot when I was losing weight. Now I am able to eat 150 carbs per day, and I am not gaining weight. Other people might gain weight on that many carbs, but I am 6'2" with  large frame, so I do need more carbs than some people. I am also working out with machines and weights at a gym 3 days per week. That helps me strengthen the weak muscles in my upper body.

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Is that how you keep your a1C  down because I do not like my high a1c