What's The Difference Between A1c And Glucose?

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A1c and Blood Glucose Levels

Does your hemoglobin A1c level not appear to agree with the average meter readings you get at home? You're not alone.

 

There are numerous reasons your A1c might appear to be higher or lower than what you were expecting. The most common reason is related to the fact that your A1c reflects an average blood glucose (BG) level. You can have a lot of highs but also a lot of lows and end up with a relatively normal A1c, the same as you'd have if you kept your BG levels normal all the time.

 

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