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  1. A year ago, my daughter's A1c was 9.6. She struggled to keep from gaining weight. Now, her A1c is 7.6 and she has lost weight. Can consistent highs prevent weight loss even when on a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet? (19 Nov 2013)
  2. My teenaged daughter's A1c is its highest. She often forgets to bolus and grazes a lot. Do all teens rebel against diabetes? How can I help her? (18 Jun 2013)
  3. My daughter's A1c was 9%, the highest it's ever been. She has school related stress, mood swings, fatigue. Her face is a bit puffy and she doesn't feel "right." What do you recommend we do? (20 Mar 2013)
  4. My daughter's diabetes team is pleased with her A1c. They want me to correct her to 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] at night, but I am not comfortable with this. Am I being unreasonable? (6 Feb 2013)
  5. Our primary physician and I are concerned about my young daughter's elevated A1cs while the endocrinologist is not. What do you recommend? Should I seek a second opinion? (9 Jan 2013)
  6. Now 18, I am short and have a lack of facial hair. Is this because I have high blood sugar? My Ac is 16+. (27 Jun 2012)
  7. If a teen with diabetes has an A1c over 10, what will happen? I cannot afford a pump and have forgotten my insulin to carbohydrate ratio. Every day, I wake up over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. (25 Jun 2012)
  8. A PhD nutritionist has recommended my teen son switch to taking his insulin after meals and increase his Synthroid. What are your thoughts on these suggestions? (1 May 2012)
  9. Though the doctor was pleased with my daughter's A1c of 7.0, I have read that it should be 6.5. Shouldn't it be more towards 6.0? (6 Sep 2011)
  10. My teen son's meter and sensor indicated mostly in range numbers, but his A1c remains elevated. The clinic wants my son admitted to monitor him. Have you heard of this before? (9 May 2011)
  11. Does the HbA1c worsen with time and make it increasingly difficult to keep the blood sugars well controlled? Is an A1c under 6.5 more difficult the longer one has diabetes? (4 May 2011)
  12. My daughter's A1c has gone up since pumping. What can I do to lower it? My daughter had a seizure-like reaction with a normal blood sugar. How can we avoid such episodes? (7 Apr 2011)
  13. Should I change endocrinologists to find someone to allow us to switch my son to a pump? (18 Oct 2010)
  14. Is there any research that shows why parents should do their teens' diabetes care? I am upset by implications that I am an unfit mother due to my son's elevated A1c. (27 Sep 2010)
  15. My son's HbA1c was just 10.6. I know this is high and suspect there was a mistake in the testing. Would a very recent day of very elevated blood sugars have affected the HbA1c? (12 Sep 2010)
  16. My husband had a 9.6 mmol/L [173 mg/dl] fasting test. What does this mean? How is this different from an A1c? (5 May 2010)
  17. For years, I aimed for an A1c <6. My new diabetes team has suggested I aim for an A1c of 7 because of frequent lows, but I think 7 is high. What do you think? (27 Apr 2010)
  18. My son is on a very strict diet because of his autism. Other than diet, exercise and vigilance, how can I work to lower his A1c? (9 Apr 2010)
  19. My most recent A1c was half a point lower than expected. Could my blood donation about six weeks earlier have affected this result? (10 Mar 2010)
  20. Because of the red blood cell turnover, would donating blood on a regular basis affect one's A1c? (5 Mar 2010)

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