I saw my endo a few weeks ago and he always uses the “A1C Now” to check my number, and it gives a result in a matter of minutes in his office. When mine was checked at this particular appointment, it was 6.1 which was the lowest it’s been in .. well as long as I can remember honestly. I was so proud of it.
Although, as proud as I was about this number, his reaction was to say “Well that’s almost good.” Ugh. I see people post all the time about being judged on that number.. I won’t go there in this post, but ugh nonetheless I know that I worked hard to get to that number, so that’s what I’m sticking with.
But. I saw my OB/GYN last week and she was doing some blood work on me and threw in an A1C into the mix … she called me this week to tell me that it was a little higher than what I’d told her it was. She said it was 7.4 — huh? How could there be that much of a difference in the span of about 2 weeks? My blood sugars were not any different, and even if they had been, 2 weeks wouldn’t make that big of an impact on a 3 month average.
So I was wondering if anyone else has seen this big of a discrepancy, and is it possible the A1C Now tests aren’t as accurate?