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.
Sometimes diabetes interrupts my life in the most aggravating ways. Case in point: yesterday I started to test my blood sugar at the beginning of church and discovered that I only had one test strip left. Sigh. Our church is near the center of the city and we now live in the suburbs. So, our plan for the day…