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Old 08-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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my A1C is 7.6

found out today my A1C is 7.6

 
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:40 AM   #2
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

Hi Rosemarie. What do you want to know? This definitely puts you into the diabetes range if this is a new diagnosis. It translates to an average blood sugar of 172 (9.5 mmol). You are at higher risk of complications if you stay at this level. Below 7% is where you are statistically safest.

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Old 08-29-2013, 04:13 AM   #3
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

Hi Cora

Over the past years, what level did you maintain your HBA1C at?

 
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

When I was first diagnosed, who knows? The a1c wasn't invented until some time in the 80s (I think). I was dxd in 1966. Once I started pumping I was usually in the 6s. Now that I have a pancreas transplant I am doing really well.
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

That's good to hear, Cora.

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

1. Can you provide a list of diet items that will help protect the remaining kidney function?
2. When you started using ACE Inhibitors, did you see any sudden increase in serum creatinine levels?

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Re: my A1C is 7.6

The best route for food, is to follow what your renal dietitian suggests based on bloodwork. Things to do in the interim are to cut back on sodium and animal protein and to hydrate well.

Ace inhibitors can raise your creatinine if it is already quite high and can cause a bit of a jump, but ythey are kidney protective, so it's not a bad idea.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:26 AM   #8
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

Thanks, Cora. I hear some conflicting opinions about how much (or less) water to drink when once has CKD. Is it a good idea to keep one hydrated well when the serum creatinine level is around 2.5? (with diabetes & hypertension)

 
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

You need to balance a couple of things when it comes to hydration. The most important being the amount of fluid retention you have. I didn't have that much when my creatinine was at that level. As my kidneys got worse, I did cut back somewhat on fluids, but they also added lasix to get the swelling down so I was able to drink well.
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

Thanks, Cora. It is for my mom. She is diabetic for 20+ years and hypertensive as well. Is fluid retention observed visibly (like swelling of legs, face) OR to be tested?

 
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Re: my A1C is 7.6

In my case, you could really tell. My fingers were puffy as were my eyelids and boy, were my ankles swollen. I looked like Fred Flintstone - no ankles. It is possible to have excess fluid settle in the lungs and around the heart, but in most cases it is in the extremities first. Has she talked to her nephrologist about this?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #12
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Hi Cora, No, not yet. I need to plan a check up with a nephrologist soon. Too bad about this CKD and Diabetes in general, there are no obvious symptoms at the early stages and are known only with lab tests. I read a lot now and what I understand is that, kidney problems are reversible at microalbuminuria stages.

 
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