A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c, Meal Planning, Food and Diet


My teen relative with type 1 eats a lot of candy, taking insulin to keep her blood sugar in range. Will eating the candy show up on her A1c test?

From: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

I know my 15-year-old relative with type 1 is cheating by eating candy, lots of it. She thinks that as long as she does the insulin injections, that will keep the A1c results within range. Will eating this candy (ingredients: corn syrup, dextrose, sugar, high fructose corn syrup) show up on her A1c testing even if she is taking insulin to keep her blood sugar in range?

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