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Type 2 does nightly insulin affect A1C


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Old 01-26-2020, 16:39   #1
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The A1c is usually around 6.2, last was an amazing 5.7.
My morning numbers were dropping to 3s and 4s so I gradually reduced the nightly insulin from 17 units to 12.
Todays A1C number was 6.5. high for me.
With Type 2 does nightly insulin affect A1C?
Of course one has to remember that A1C lab results can vary by 15% so a 6 reading could produce a number of 6.9.
Medical folks here have no idea. Nurse I just spoke to was looking up what insulin does!
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Things that affect your blood sugar will affect your A1c. With A1c being an average number over a period of time, it can be made up of range of different numbers. The more extreme the range, more highs and lows, is not desirable. If you were getting lows, it was best you cut back on your insulin as you chose to do.

If you are satisfied with your new BG numbers, you could look at reducing more carbs from your diet and/or adding more physical activity to your exercise program. Watch your BG as you go, because it may be you will have to cut back even more insulin.

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thanks for your help

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That 6.5 is probably a more accurate number because I'm thinking that the 5.7 was achieved by periods of time when your BG was very low. As mbuster suggested, lowering your day-time BG through less carbs might be indicated.

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good point.
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