From Dallas, Texas USA:
What is the difference between having a slightly elevated blood glucose in the morning for a couple of hours before waking (130-160) (as a result of dawn phenomenon or rebounding from a hypo) and having an elevated blood glucose for the two hours post prandial? Wouldn't the effect on HBA1c be the same, especially since you medicate on waking anyway?
HgbA1C [glycohemoglobin] reflects average blood sugar over the previous 2 - 3 months. It does not give you any information regarding the pattern of blood sugar levels. The difference between an elevated blood sugar before breakfast and after breakfast is that you may need to change a different insulin during the day to lower the blood sugar.
Original posting 19 Feb 1998
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.