A1C Chart - A1C Levels An A1C test indicates an average of the variations of your blood sugar or blood glucose levels over the past 2 to 3 months. Bayer's new A1CNow® SelfCheck system for at home diabetic A1C monitoring: a1cNow+ Value , estimated Average glucose (eAG): non-diabetic levels, monitor closely, elevated levels, in control, seriously elevated levels Chart of relation between A1C and blood-glucose: Optimal a1c level, good a1c level, nominal a1c level, slightly high a1c level, high…
With regard to hypoglycemia, the contribution of diet is somewhat counterintuitive. If too much rapidly-digested carbohydrate is consumed and absorbed quickly, an ensuing hypoglycemic episode can follow if the body generates an exaggerated insulin response to bring post-meal glucose levels back down (Kuipers 1999). This is called reactive hypoglycemia (Bell 1985).
Blood glucose levels can rise well above normal for significant periods without producing any permanent effects or symptoms. However, chronic hyperglycemia at levels more than slightly above normal can produce a very wide variety of serious complications over a period of years, including kidney damage, neurological damage, cardiovascular damage, damage to the retina or damage to feet and legs. Diabetic neuropathy may be a result of long-term hyperglycemia.
Did you know pumpkin and watermelon will raise your blood glucose levels faster and higher than cashews, cherries and apples? What veggies are low-glycemic and which ones should I avoid? Check the chart.