I was curious to what other people living with diabetes thought about their A1C’s. I had to search high and low. I had to search hundreds of miles away to find someone to answer my question. SIKE! I logged on to Twitter and asked my fellow tweeter buddies/d-bloggers what concerned them more, A1C or Daily numbers?
@stickysweetmom-My daily numbers cause it gives me more information on when I’m high or low & what time of day so I can make adjustments
@jlabean-a1c is more important to me.
@ dsaintsights-the daily ones tie into the A1c. If I can control the daily ones my A1c should just be a confirmation of good control
@JDRFQUEEN– gonna go with the daily ones..because one can have horrific control and still have a great a1c(and kind of vice versa)
@bishop1073-…actually, neither. My trends are what interest / concern me the most. A!c is an average, daily numbers are a snapshot…..trends tell you more of what is going on
@leeannthill-It makes me bonkers that ppl get so wrapped up in A1c. I’ve been trying to disengage from that. Like Chris said, trends are in
What concerns you more? Think about it…lol I had too!
I went to the Endo in January. I was a little disappointed, my A1C was 6.8, up 5 points from October. Wes didn’t seem to concerned about it…grrr! He said, “Cherise, you are stable, that’s more important right now.” I’m not going to say I didn’t understand what he was saying– I pretty much took it, heard what I wanted to hear and went on about my business.
Today, I was driving and for some odd reason what Wes said re-entered my thoughts. I thought about it…I agree with him (I can’t believe I just typed that). I can finally say I am not going to stress out over my A1C. If I stay in tight control (daily). Everything will be alright. Gosh, that took a lot of weight off of my shoulders.
I am starting to really understand diabetes. The A1C is just a piece of the puzzle, not the complete picture.