Meagan Esler in her blog for Diabetes Health has been considering how it feels to share her HbA1c results (they call it the A1C in the US), where she says, “Some people are perfectly happy divulging their three-month blood sugar average, known as an A1C, but I’d rather walk barefoot across hot coals than share my A1C number. It’s funny, because I’m actually kind of proud of it these days. It’s by no means perfect and could definitely stand to be lower, but I’ve come a long way. There was a time in my life when my diabetes was out of control and my A1C results were shameful. I felt so embarrassed and disappointed in myself, and the worst part was, I felt hopeless. Thankfully, I have maintained a substantial A1C drop for years now. A few of my friends freely share all their A1Cs, the good, the bad, and the ugly. They let us cheer them on or offer support. They aren’t afraid to show their struggles with diabetes.”
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