A1C Results: In- Office Bad Results.

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Paul B.'s Comment
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Be aware and get a second number! I am having good (fairly consistent) results with a personal glucose meter for periodic checks and Walgreens home A1C kit to monitor my progress

I got radically different results with the in- office, literally 2 points difference.

Do the smart thing and confirm through a lab like Quest. inexpensive and gets you rolling.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Be aware and get a second number! I am having good (fairly consistent) results with a personal glucose meter for periodic checks and Walgreens home A1C kit to monitor my progress

I got radically different results with the in- office, literally 2 points difference.

Do the smart thing and confirm through a lab like Quest. inexpensive and gets you rolling.

Hmm... bit puzzled. No experience with home A1C. In-office only a couple years or less.

What sorts of numbers are you seeing?

A1C is generally considered to be 3-month average... most reliable over about the most recent 2 months, I think.

It is possible to have good A1C and not good finger sticks... usually if high during the day and low at night.

Lately I awake with around 110 and don't get much over 140 2 hours after eating, unless I didn't take quite enough insulin. I consider 169 high and would take about a unit ( I am on a pump) to get it back around 120ish.

In 5 years I have not had an A1C over 5.9.

Don't know if this helps or not...

If I were on a Continuous Glucose Monitor I would try to get closer to 80 but 110 won't kill me! Won't even cause other major issues...

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