Your healthcare professional may have told you that your A1C level is not where it should be and given you an A1C goal that you’ll be working towards. But what is A1C and why is it an important part of treatment?
ADaily blood glucose test
Shows blood sugar at one given moment
A1C gives a picture of your blood sugar levels over a few months
Your A1C test:
Toujeo® has proven 24-hour blood sugar control. By taking Toujeo® each day as your doctor directs, you may be better able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range. After 3 months, this has been shown to result in lower A1C levels for people just like you.
Talk to your doctor about what to do if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Toujeo® should not be taken if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.
How Toujeo® and other insulins work in your body
When you eat, your body breaks the food into its basic components. One of them is glucose (sugar). Glucose travels through your bloodstream and enters the body cells to provide energy. For glucose to get into the cells, it needs insulin. Insulin is the key that unlocks cells for glucose to enter and deliver energy.
With diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin or can’t use the insulin it produces. This means glucose can’t get into the cells and remains in your bloodstream. This raises your A1C level over time.
Insulin, including long-acting insulins like Toujeo®, allows glucose to enter the cells and be converted to energy, helping reduce the buildup of glucose in your blood cells, thereby lowering blood sugar and A1C levels.
Your doctor may set a different goal for you.
The chart below shows examples of A1C values that your doctor may tell you, and how that result compares to the numbers that you may see on your blood sugar monitor. Because these values are averaged over a period of time, they are called estimated average blood sugar or eAG.
aGoals are for many nonpregnant adults with diabetes. Target A1C levels will be individualized by your healthcare professional.
Checking your A1C
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