Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
September 4, 2001
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Bakersfield, Vermont, USA:
I am a 26 year old female, my recent A1c was 7.4%, and I had a fasting glucose test done at the same time that was within the normal range. What does this mean if glucose is fine but the A1c is high?
Remember that the hemoglobin A1c is a marker of your average daily blood sugar over a three month period of time. Your isolated fasting blood sugar is just one number that impacts your average blood sugar. Therefore, I would suggest that you monitor at other times besides the fasting. These would include two-hour postprandial and bedtime.