What is Your Daily Average Glucose and Why is it Important?
Feb. 13 2022
Daily average glucose is an insightful measure provided by your continuous glucose monitor (CGM) which impacts your A1C. Over weeks and months, lowering your daily average glucose will lower your A1C.
What Is Daily Average Glucose?
Daily average glucose can be used to determine which next steps you need to take to lower your glucose and your A1C over time, including making adjustments to routines and care.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) goal is an average of less than 154 mg/dl, which is equivalent to an A1C of 7.0. An A1C equivalent to remission is 6.4, so a goal average glucose for type 2 remission would equate to 129 mg/ dl. (Note that these numbers are for a person who is not taking diabetes medications.)
How Does Daily Average Glucose Work?
It is important to monitor daily average glucose because you can take action to make necessary changes to control the average.
Your daily average glucose doesn’t tell you what’s happening to your glucose levels from one moment to the next, but it will help you identify where you’re at and what changes you can make to lower the average moving forward.
How Can You Use Daily Average Glucose Data?
Your daily average glucose will be displayed in the Level2 app and after 10 days of measurements, your GMI (an estimate of your A1C) is calculated.
Be sure to monitor your daily average glucose and review it weekly. Work with your Level2 care team to make changes to your current routines — your diet, sleep quality and movement, for example — to start lowering your daily average glucose over time.