Just got back my HbA1c results: 5.7% ( normal range :<6%).

Congratulations to myself for all the efforts and preserverance the last 6 months .

In case you all don't know what HbA1c is : in simple layman terms it just mean how much glucose have stuck to your haemoglobin for the last 6 months.

As for medical explanation :In the blood stream are the red blood cells, which are made of a molecule, haemoglobin. Glucose sticks to the haemoglobin to make a 'glycosylated haemoglobin' molecule, called haemoglobin A1C or HbA1C. The more glucose in the blood, the more haemoglobin A1C or HbA1C will be present in the blood.

Red cells live for 8 -12 weeks before they are replaced. By measuring the HbA1C it can tell you how high your blood glucose has been on average over the last 8-12 weeks. A normal non-diabetic HbA1C is 3.5-6.0 %.

But I still need to stay far far away from sugary and starchy food for the rest of my life.

My last HbA1c was taken on 26/01/07 and it was 8.9% then. Yam...Seng


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2 comments:

    ehon said...

    good job! make sure u continue with the good job!!! :P but do have proper food too!!

  1. ... on 7:12 AM  
  2. X'tina said...

    Thank you ehon, sure i will try my very very best to keep my glucose level within normal range.
    According to Cikgu Joyce she say I am eating better and better,more and more expensive food each day alamak!!!You know lar... whole meal things are definitely more expensive in Kuching + all those sugarless sugarless cookies la...chocolates la... all are damn expensive in Kuching.. maybe all diabetics ppl in Kuching here are rich ppl hor ...LOL

  3. ... on 8:10 AM