I was instructed by my Diabetes Educators that "fasting" is at least 8 hours after a meal; and 12 hours would be even more accurate.Hi! to all,
I used to get myself tested for blood sugar fasting once a month or once in two months. Sometime i had got myself pricked in evening around6-7 p.m when it is almost 6-7 hours from my meal.
I always got good values like fasting 85-92 and in evening 95-110 .i am not any medication and i do myself checked as a preventive measure.But yesterday i got my HB A1C test done. I got fasting of 88 and HB A1C value of 9. when i went to collect reports i was surprised and shocked so got checked again with the machine it showed values of 109. I am really confused..can HBA1C be so high with the values i have been getting for last year. or is it possiblity that the report might be wrong.
I request alls enior members who have better understanding to it,please help me understand this.
So if you are testing only 6-7 hours after eating; then you're not getting an accurate "fasting" reading.