Sorry guys, another couple of questions, your probably all sick of me!
1) Going for another a1c blood draw tomorrow (first one was 5.7%, i know i will be a bit higher this time as my needs have increased and i went through a bit of a process to sometimes needing 1 unit, sometimes 2 etc so a bit all over the shop with bolus), however today im having a bit of a 'high day'. Nothing over 7.5 but thats high for me. Will this directly affect my a1c tomorrow? I know its supposedly an average of the last 2-3months, but do they get slightly skewed from really recent results?
2) I have been reading a few different sources and opinions on complications. With regards to nueropathy/retinopathy, many physicians are claiming that this can occur even with a1c's of mid 5's. Is there a 'fairly' definitive point on blood sugar averages or a1c's which put you at risk of such complications? For example, constant bs readings over 8 for a several years and your likely to end up with 'x'? Or is this something which is too individualized in that some folk can ride high their whole life without issues, where as others can have tight control but still end up with complications? I thank bernstein and ruhl for the scare-mongering if your above 5mmols!!!