A1C is the best way to test the amount of sugar in your blood. The A1C blood test tells the percentage of hemoglobin that has glucose sticking to it. Essentially, this test shows how much glucose is in the blood stream at a given time. An ideal A1c is thought to be between 4.0 and 6.0. When a patient has two separate A1C tests reading a level of 6.5 or higher, a patient is diagnosed with diabetes.
As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain…