Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The big number of the session always comes down to the A1C which most professionals describe as a snapshot of your blood sugars over a three month period. That snapshot may stay the same for a year with no adjustments, but sometimes A1C results can jump and vary every time you get it done and that is a simple reflection of how you've been dealing with your diabetes. When I was first diagnosed my A1C was around the range of 13 - which of course is not good, but keep in mind it was my first A1C, so prior to this test I had not known I was diabetic.
On average my A1C is between 7.4-7.6 and I realize that that seems to be common. It isn't anything to be worried about, however, it could be improved upon. Ideally the goal should be under 7%. I would love to be in the 6% range; however, often it is said that the more lows you have the better A1C you have, but achieving a large amount of lows is not something any diabetic wants. It is a balancing act to get a great A1C result, yet keep stable blood sugars.
This week I am going to get blood work done since my appointment is on Monday I am crossing my fingers for good blood sugars, but there is not telling for me. I am actually shocked sometimes that my A1C is as good as it is. However, lately I have been trying extremely hard to keep an eye on my blood sugars, so I am hoping that work pays off.