How Sweet Am I?
It’s been almost exactly two months since I was first in the hospital for my delightful DKA event. I look up on that time fondly; nearly dying will do that to you.
One of the tests they ran on me was a Hemoglobin A1c test, which is basically an average measure of the amount of sugar in your cells over the course of the last 3-4 months. The standard range for what I now call the “normal folk” is between 4.4 and 5.6%. Laying with my feet up in the hospital, I was at a rocking 13.6%. My average sugar level was 344 mg/dL. In other words, really damn high.
Now that I’ve been living my new lifestyle for the past two months, it was time to check how well I’ve been progressing. I knew going into the test that it would still be a bit high. Since it’s a 3-4 month average and it’s only been two months, my cells are still clinging on to the “old penguin”. Either way, I knew that it would have to be a whole crap-load lower than it was before.
I took the test yesterday and the results were finally released this morning. I’m actually quite happy with the numbers.
My overall A1c is 7.5%, with an average glucose of 169 mg/dL. I nearly cut my numbers in half, and I know for my next A1c that it will be even better. If nothing else, I’m encouraged that everything I’ve been doing over the past couple of months has actually been worthwhile.
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