Hi everyone I just wanted to say how important it is to have your A1C test done at least 3 times a year..I had mine done today,last time it was 6.0 this time it was 6.3..I knew it would be a bit higher because I went off my diet a few times.I couldnt believe that 5 or 6 slip ups made it jump.Well I guess thats still not bad.So what I wanted to no is how many times a year do You get Your A1C checked?When was the last time You had a test?Feel free to tell Your last A1C #.. I feel this is realy important to stay healthy…For those that dont no this is a bit of info..What does the test result mean?
A 1% change in an A1c result reflects a change of about 30 mg/dL (1.67 mmol/L) in average blood glucose. For instance, an A1c of 6% corresponds to an average glucose of 135 mg/dL (7.5 mmol/L), while an A1c of 9% corresponds to an average glucose of 240 mg/dL (13.5 mmol/L). The closer a diabetic can keep their A1c to 6%, the better their diabetes is in control. As the A1c increases, so does the risk of complications.
Bear in mind that the correlation between mean plasma glucose (MPG) levels and A1c levels is an estimation only, dependent on methodology used for the calculation as well as other factors, such as the red blood cells life span. The exact MPG value reported on your laboratory report may not coincide exactly with the formula given above..
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