I recently went to my endocrinologist and she was more than pleased to see my A1C was 6.3. However, I wasn't because I've been suffering from an immense amount of lows. The A1C reading has been coming up more often than not recently, and as it turns out, everyone is happy about this reading! I went to a normal physician regarding a bump on my leg that luckily turned out to be fine but when asked what my sugars were usually, I told him I've had low sugars around the low 60's to mid 70's and he seemed pleased and said I was doing well.
Understandably, everyone's body is different so I don't expect that everyone feels this way about a sugar being in the 70 range but if I have a sugar that is around that number, that means that if I don't eat something, my sugar is going to drop. What's more, I feel sluggish and weak when my sugar is that low. It may not be in the 40 range but I still feel terrible at the low.
When I was first diagnosed 12 years ago, the 8 range was perfect for the A1C. I don't understand why that's high now. I'd rather not develop hypoglycemia because I'm trying to achieve a 6.3 A1C every time I go to my doctor.
Is there something I'm not quite understanding about these readings? A person without diabetes should have a sugar of around 90-120 so why should we have to have a sugar around 70 to be healthy? That just seems so dangerous.