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Good Article: Why we should monitor and have the A1c

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by CeeCee59, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. CeeCee59

    CeeCee59 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I recently came across an article from my local pharmacy online that I think does a really good job of explaining the importance of daily monitoring and the purpose of the A1c. I suspect that many of you will have issues with the ranges that are deemed acceptable, but worth a read anyway. http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/Heal ... Month.aspx

    I particularly liked this explanation:

    "A1C is a lab test that shows your average blood glucose for the past 2 -3 months

    Provides a “big picture’ of blood glucose control

    Does not provide you with day-to-day details needed to adjust activity, medication and insulin

    Your doctor will review your A1C and may adjust your medication or insulin based on the how the blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3 months"
     
  2. Ottermoon

    Ottermoon · Active Member

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    Excellent, easy to understand explanation.
    Thanks for posting this!

    Ottermoon
     
  3. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    I hope nobody will take any notice of the levels they have posted :shock:
     
  4. ebony321

    ebony321 · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Quite a few lows in the morning.

    Although the charts to show explanation of a 'good 7%' and a 'not so good 7%' is good!
     
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