Hi pt... What kind of numbers are we talking here? (i.e. When you say "bad" or "normal", what was the result?).
There is a difference in measuring capillary blood (your finger tip) and veinous blood (well, your vein. Like at the lab). A veinous-drawn test is more accurate of your body's current blood sugar level because the blood comes directly from the vein without some of the external influences that a finger pick does (think hygiene).
I always take a meter reading at the same time I get lab blood drawn just so I can compare my fasting glucose reading from the lab to my monitor. The two values have always been within acceptable levels.
Your HBA1C or A1C for short, will give you an AVERAGE of your blood sugars over the past 2.5-3 months.
What does your new doctor have to say?
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
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