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Why must i self-monitor my blood sugar levels so often if they can check a1c?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Blood SugarControl : The hba1c provides limited information. Average overall blood sugar is estimated based in this; there are different ways to get to an average. The home monitoring tells you & doctor what goes on in a day. Low blood sugars mixed in w/highs could make the hba1c look good even if sugars are rollercoastering. Hba1c alone won't identify day to day problems with control.

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