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Offline rocky

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Got my A1c
« on: October 27, 2017, 11:33:09 PM »
Yesterday I had accompanied a friend to the clinic. They had this small instant A1c machine and I opted for a test. The results were out in 5 minutes. I don't know how accurate the machine is.

My number came out as 5.1  >:(  I was expecting a 4.8 based on my recent numbers. When I put this number in the forum Calculator, I get an average of 104. My meter average is much lower.  ~mad~ ~cnf~
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Re: Got my A1c
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 02:05:16 AM »
Meter averages are only for the instant that you check your BG. A1c average is for the entire 3-4 months that your hemoglobin cells live. It's quite natural for that small offset. Congratulations on the great number.

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Re: Got my A1c
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
Congratulations on a great number Rocky!!
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T-2 dx 2/2012 FBG 243 A1c 9.5%
6/2012 A1c 5.7%  In the 4% A1c club since July 2013. 12-2016 A1c 5.1%. 6-2018 A1c 5.3%.
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Re: Got my A1c
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 09:45:40 PM »
Meter averages are only for the instant that you check your BG. A1c average is for the entire 3-4 months that your hemoglobin cells live. It's quite natural for that small offset.

I thought so too. Just thought I would take a second opinion from you guys. Thanks.
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Re: Got my A1c
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 09:50:35 PM »
Great going Rocky! You are an inspiration