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Re: [IP] Re: A1C



It is an average of what your bgs were for the past 3 months.

Vixen wrote:
> 
> > Based on what I've read and heard, I thought the A1C indicated
> > how often the blood sugars have been high, not an average of the
> > bg's.
> >
> 
> >From what I've been given to understand, the A1c provides an overall
> average...kind of like a batting average over a period of about three
> months, that includes all levels of high & low that have been experienced.
> That's why I think some people have reassured others (& parents) on here who
> were worried that their HbA1c had gone up instead of down at first, once
> pumping was started...the reason for that rise could very likely be the
> decrease in lows that had previously been a common occurance for them on
> MDI.  I know that my endo told me that it was very likely my A1c would go up
> a bit at first, for that reason.
> 
> Sammi
> 
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