In a day, a person with T1D spends on average:
hours with high blood sugar
minutes with low blood sugar
A1C is only part of the picture.
As an average of your blood sugar levels over time, A1C does not capture the highs (hyperglycemia) and the lows (hypoglycemia) you may experience throughout the day. These highs and lows impact how you feel.
Even if you have reached your A1C goal, your blood sugar can still vary widely on a daily basis. That's why there are other measures to help get and stay in range.
Time in Range is the amount of time your blood sugar levels are between 70 and 180 mg/dL, as recommended by professional organizations like the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
In a survey, people living with T1D report that Time in Range is their #1 priority in defining success in managing their blood sugar. In fact, organizations including the ADA suggest using Time in Range as an important measure of success.
It directly impacts how adults with type 1 diabetes feel.
The daily balancing act is a big challenge.
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