Then that's it. When the A1c is calculated, the red blood cells are the carriers that keep the glucose markers for 90 days (that's not scientific wording) and if the red blood cells are deficient, which results in anemia, then their number is substantially lower, so the A1c would be lower. The A1c is accurate for the blood sample it was given but the blood sample is missing red blood cells.
Now, they need to find the cause of the anemia. In my husband's case he had an ulcer in the upper small intestine. He was also tired and had rubbery limbs but he never went to the doctor until he fainted three times over the weekend.
I'm so glad your doctor has zeroed in on the anemia. In the meantime, eat healthy and avoid strenuous activity. How's your blood pressure?
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating