From Upstate New York, USA:
I'm 24 and have had Type 1 diabetes for 13 years. My A1c levels are usually in the 5 to lower 6 range. The last two were 5.4 and 5.9. I'm just wondering if having a lot of lows will do any harm to my organs. I usually catch my sugars around 50 and don't have bad reactions. I perfer to keep my sugars on the lower side rather than high. I just want to know if it will do any harm like the highs will do. For example, can I get eye or kidney damage because of lows?
Provided you are not having severe hypos or frequent moderate hypos then I know of no evidence that you are doing any harm. In fact, quite the contrary. HbA1c levels of the kind you describe should reduce your long term risk.
Original posting 18 Mar 1999
Posted to Complications
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