Monday, December 19, 2016

A1c Estimated Average Blood Sugar

I found this chart when I was first diagnosed and the more I read about the A1c test and numbers, the more I am convinced that too much emphasis is placed on a test that averages around 2 to 3 months of glucose levels.
                                                             Here is the chart:

My thought is:
An average is a starting point. But what if your fasting number is great and your after eating carbs number is horrid. Your average would be okay. Wake up at 78 mg/dL and an hour later you eat oatmeal and test at 80 mg/dL. Every hour you test it goes from 200, 150, 125, 100, and 80 mg/dL. The A1c would be pre-diabetes but damage is being done. To be honest, I just want to eat. My mission is to get my doctor to see that although my A1c is almost normal, my numbers after eating are not good.
Blood work is now my friend.