I am very new to this but how your AC1 could be really not a true showing of what is going on
My freind is Type 1 and not so new hers is caught in a roller coaster her AC1 is 6.5 and mine is 8 yet I could be healthier because my day to day is more stabel than hers

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I agree that it's not a good indicator of day-to-day health. My A1C is best when my blood sugars are swinging daily from 20 to 600+. When I am a bit more stable but not in a great range (around 200), I feel much better and avoid the horrible lows, but have a much higher A1C. I'm pretty sure it is, however, a good indicator of a person's risk of long-term effects...if the A1C is always high, I assume the risks are also higher. If it's low, even if a person experiences extreme swings, that lower average probably indicates less risk of the long-term effects. I could be way off, though, and would be curious to see what others think. I just don't know how to explain this apparent contradiction.

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