D-Blog Week: Snapshots.
My next endocrinologist appointment is at the end of June, but I needed to spot-check where my A1C was at. My last "official" A1C result was an 8.6, which for me is way too high and indicative of my attention being elsewhere (read: raising the baby, running my business, chasing Siah, etc). I've been trying to reclaim my pre-pregnancy range of 6.8 - 7.0%, and I needed a little (hopefully) positive reinforcement that things were moving in the right direction.
After consulting with the Twittersphere to see if anyone else had tried the Bayer (not Abby) A1C Now test, and how it compared to their actual lab results. For the most part, my fellow PWDs reported that the Bayer test was in the ballpark of their lab work, which reinforced my decision to spend $30 on this at-home test.
Even if this is off by a little bit, it's still a better number than where I was a few months ago. And for that, I'm very thankful. I needed some positive reinforcement.
I'm going to pick up another at-home test and compare those results to my June "official" ones. (And yes, the test is resting in our Boon bottle drying rack. I love that stupid thing. Makes me feel like I'm growing the little wheat grass thing that Christian and Sean had in their Nip/Tuck offices. Whoa, diversion. But damn, I miss that show.)