Hi all. Happy WDD a day late. I bought an A1C kit back in August and my results on August 6th were 6.3. My management since then has been about the same (I thought). I have had some basal instability for which I have just tried switching to Levemir. But the basal fluctuations were in both directions - giving me some highs or some lows every few weeks, so I would think that would even out.
I just did my second test and it was 7.6!! Yikes! I had planned on doing it on WDD but yesterday was hit with crazy high numbers and was occupied with that. The numbers, I assumed were because my Levemir dose isn't high enough yet. I switched from Lantus to Levemir 5 days ago and started with the same dose, knowing I might have to move it up a bit. I've now moved it up two units and am waiting to see how that works. I've had several highs into the 200s (very abnormal for me!) for 3 days.
So my question is, would that greatly effect the A1C? The insert says that 50% of the results are from the last 30 days,( 25% from 30-60 and 25% from 60-90). Of that 50% is it evenly distributed over the 30 day period or is there a relatively higher influence of the most recent numbers? In other words would the last few days have a disproportionate impact contributing to that huge increase in my A1C?
I am not a happy camper!