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Re: [IPk] slightly disappointing result




----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kentish, Julette <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:39 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] slightly disappointing result


> Your hbA1C generally reflects the last 6-8 weeks of blood, despite red
> blood cell life of 120 days (3 months). Definitely not 6 months because
> RBC don't last that long. 
> 
> Your result is excellent, you probably wouldn't want huge decreases in
> HbA1C immediately. You should be proud, most of the first few months is
> trial and error - finding out about your body needs, plus suppose you
> were having frequent hypos and hypers before - the hba1c may appear
> similar to that of continuous "good" readings. If you feel your quality
> of life has improved, AND your HbA1C has dropped, you should be
> ecstatic!
> 
> Pat yourself on the back!
> 
> Hope that helps,
> 
> Julette :)
> 
> Thanks everyone for your encouragement - feeling much more positive now
> > 
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