A1C VERSE REG BLOOD SUGAR READING

jerrymc
By jerrymc Latest Reply 2015-02-22 06:03:31 -0600
Started 2015-02-20 18:27:25 -0600

so i got my a1c test results 7.9 3months ago or so it was 7.6 my doc says take one 500 metformim at night if it is 160 or higher. i do take 1 500 in the morning .i check my b.s at night it shows in lots cases around 120 -140 at night .morning readings can ranger from 98-120 . i have had several mornings below 100 .yet my a1c keeps going up . i under stand the a1c as a average over all reading. my B.S numbers show in the good range. i have lost weight i work out with weights and do cardo 3 times a week . my b.s reading gives good Numbers. this makes no sense …

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jerrymc
jerrymc 2015-02-21 11:28:26 -0600 Report

so i just checked my b.s no meds yet ate few cookies about 2 hours ago then .scrambled eggs and 2 sausage reading was 90

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-21 02:32:03 -0600 Report

Sounds like you are only checking 2X a day..when you get up and before you go to bed (please do correct me if I am wrong)..that leaves a lot of time during the day you are NOT testing..including your responses to meals..How high do you go after meal and how long does it take to come back down..????…

jerrymc
jerrymc 2015-02-21 08:39:56 -0600 Report

when a person works during the day you can.t check i have had a 158 reading at night and a hour later check it dropped to 140 then morn read it has been lower 120. so i am darned if i do and darned if i don,t

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-21 09:45:17 -0600 Report

I have worked with several diabetics in my life and they have never had an issue testing at work..it literally only takes a minute…and know one I ever worked with ever thought twice about it…including myself and I was non diabetic at the time…it was just part of their routine…I don't know your particular situation however..sooo…all I can say is our individual BG test only give us information about a short window of time…where as the A1Cs give us the "big picture"…it is like a snap shot of everything that has been happening to our BG for a period of 3 mos (some say 4)…I would go by your A1C and work on a way to bring down your glucose levels…adding more exercise might help…or cutting down on carbs…or both…sorry I cant be more help..huggles..

jerrymc
jerrymc 2015-02-21 10:16:13 -0600 Report

i dunno maybe i should go back to all my meds use take glipzide/metfromom plus 500 metf at night a1c was low . doc told me just take 500 in morn only take 500 at night if it was 160 or higher since then a1c has been going up this has been about 8 month journey

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-02-22 05:58:07 -0600 Report

Jerry
An A 1c of 7 isn't all that bad. I have had an A1c of 7 for10 years or more. I have no problems. Maybe the A1c of 7 is a little high for you, but it is not so high as to do you harm in the short term. Cut out the cookies, bread, potatoes, rice anything made from flour. See how you do. Going back to those drugs are worse than an A1c of 7 for now. The drugs cause heart disease and weight gain except for metformin and they don't prevent complications. Follow the low carb diet many talk about here. If you do that you don't need to test so much as that has been done by others. You will be safe if you do that until the next A1c test.

jerrymc
jerrymc 2015-02-21 10:16:02 -0600 Report

i dunno maybe i should go back to all my meds use take glipzide/metfromom plus 500 metf at night a1c was low . doc told me just take 500 in morn only take 500 at night if it was 160 or higher since then a1c has been going up this has been about 8 month journey

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-02-21 02:13:36 -0600 Report

Diabetes is a crazy disease, there are no definitive norms to it. It's so confusing. Keep on eating right and exercising and testing and check back for your next A1c

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-02-20 20:39:09 -0600 Report

Don't you just hate that kind of result? So confusing and discouraging.

jerrymc
jerrymc 2015-02-20 20:48:12 -0600 Report

i dont understand this im a fixing call my diabetic counselor through work .try and has this out .either a1c is blowed out of porpotion or b.s reading is

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-02-22 06:02:45 -0600 Report

Jerry,
Most diabetic counselors must follow the American Diabetes Associations directives. They are just plain wrong. You are better off right here. These people test their blood, the diabetes counselor does not test his/her blood.

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-02-21 10:09:28 -0600 Report

I always wondered just how accurate my meter is. Before my last A1C I tested and it said 80. When the results came in to the doctor it said I was at 79 and that was about an hour after I had tested, so at least I feel pretty confident about my meter.

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