Blood Glucose and Your Day
 

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Controlling Diabetes
Why Blood Glucose Levels Change
Ways to Assess Blood Glucose Levels
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Ways to assess blood glucose levels

A1C
An HbA1C laboratory test (also know as a glycated hemoglobin test or HbA1C test) gives your doctor a picture of your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. Your doctor may regularly perform this blood test at your routine visits. The more excess glucose in your blood, the higher your A1C results.

Your A1C does not show daily changes in your blood glucose

Blood Glucose Levels Chart

Two people have the same A1C of 7.5%, but see
how the swings in blood glucose are different?

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)
Self-monitoring of blood glucose gives your doctor critical feedback in between your A1C or lab tests about whether the right treatment choices are being made.

Self-monitoring of blood glucose also helps you manage the day-to-day highs and lows sometimes associated with diabetes treatment. And because your body and medication needs will naturally change over time, particularly with insulin, self-monitoring of blood glucose helps you spot these changes in your blood glucose.

   
 

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