HbA1c: 35 mmol/mol!

How is my diabetes going? Pretty well, even though it is always a dreadful thing to live with. The last couple of weeks I’ve just been waiting for my Freestyle Libre, which is a continuous glucose meter, meaning that there is no need to prick the fingers all the time just to get a single value of how the blood sugar level is. And this week I finally got it!

Non-diabetic HbA1c!

And at the same time I met my diabetes nurse and measured the HbA1c to 35 mmol/mol! That is an awesome result according to any reasonable person. But according to the nurse it is of course way to low, because that is a value of a healthy person! He told me his value  is 34, so it is not really normal for me to have that low (they’re so afraid that means a lot of hypoglycemia events). But I just claimed my right to have healthy values just as anyone else and mentioned I don’t suffer from any severe hypoglycemia.

FreeStyle Libre

Nowadays I simple have a sensor stuck to the back of my arm reading my glucose levels continuously and saves a data point every minute. It simplifies the glucose control so much compared to get a single value a few times a day from pricking the finger and measuring only a few times a day since you get so tired of doing it. The data is transferred to a hand unit by NFC, very handy!

Below is a curve from a day this week, an incredibly nice line of stable and low blood glucose levels! At 12 o’clock I had my lunch which is not even noticeable in the curve, thank you low carb.

What happened during the evening? Christmas party with my colleagues! I underestimated the amount of bolus insulin needed because the food was said to be free of sugar, grains and all that and I couldn’t see any visible carbs so I assumed I wouldn’t need much insulin since I also had some glasses of wine. But clearly there must have been some type of sugar in the food… Well, it was tasty at least.

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To have this continuous glucose meter as a helping hand is the best thing that have happened since I got this terrible disease. Knowledge is power!

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/Cecilia

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