My 1st hba1c upon diagnosis was 11%. Now, on my 3rd month, I finally got my 2nd hba1c and my doctor and I were pleased, 6.1%. Here's hoping to get it even lower. On a sidenote, I didn't bother what hba1c was when diagnosed, but this time I did some reading on the guide here and downloaded the 50 Shades of HbA1c Infographic -> http://www.diabetes.co.uk/what-is-hba1c.html It shows my 6.1% equates to 7.1 mmol/L. I read somewhere that new findings suggest hba1c is an average of bs levels 4 to 6 weeks before the test. Still confused, I was thinking my averages as measured by my meter would be in the 6's the past 4 to 6 weeks. Anyway, found this guide that helped answer my question, which noted the difference between plasma and whole blood samples: http://diabeticmommy.com/24-hba1c-conversion-chart.html So it turns out my Freestyle Freedom Lite meter measures whole blood samples, while hba1c measures plasma samples. Slight difference in values, but it helped clarify my confusion.