Re: [IP] blood
On Nov 30, 2012 9:46 PM, "Susan Lane" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> If you would all indulge me a moment of good news about myself, I would
> like to gladly announce that I had an A1c of 6.4 for the first time since
> getting type 1. It's taken me 21/2 years, but I did it. And what got me
> here was letting go of the pressure I put myself under to do well with this
> disease. I rarely go low, because I use a Dexcom, so that makes the 6.4
> even better. Thank you for allowing me to brag for a few seconds, Susan
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Janette Dunn <email @ redacted>
> > Hi Susan,
> > I emailed my Endo on this after it was discussed here. He also didn't
> > support "blood thickness" and higher BGs.
> > Regards,
> > janette
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted
> > [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
> > Sent: Friday, 30 November 2012 4:23 AM
> > To: ip
> > Subject: [IP] blood
> > Awhile back someone wrote about the thickness of our blood and how it
> > relates to your blood glucose level. It was stated that the thicker the
> > blood, the more glucose there was in it and the higher your numbers would
> > be. So, I made a point of observing my blood thickness and how it
> > to my numbers and I personally could not see how they related.
> > Yesterday, I went for my quarterly blood test and I asked the tech about
> > this. He said the thickness of your blood has less to do with your
> > level than it has to do with how hydrated you are. Even if your levels
> > higher and you're well hydrated, your blood will not be as thick. I do
> > understand that excess glucose does make your blood thicker, but the tech
> > says it has more to do with hydration.
> > Just thought I'd pass this along. Susan .
> > .
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