Thank you for posting this. I didn't know what eAG meant so I had to do some searching. Estimated Average Glucose. And I'm posting two links for this information. The first one explains what eAG is, and the second one is from a link in the article about transferring the A1c results to our usual day-to-day blood sugar monitor numbers in mg/dl and mmol/l, depending on which you use. The article is a year old (!) yet my last A1c in January was in the usual system of %. Doesn't it make more sense to have A1c results in the same system we use when we monitor our blood sugar everyday? Anyway, "normal" A1c varies with the doctor and even the lab. Your doctor may want under 6% or 6.5%. The ADA used to say under 7%. For our own health, we should know that extended blood sugar of 140 and above (in most people) can damage internal organs, so according to this conversion we should strive to stay under 6.5. However, that's about 135 mg/dl average, and since it's an average, that means that the blood sugar was spiking much higher at times. I personally am trying to keep it under 6% (120) and my last A1c was 5.5.
Post Edited (LanieG) : 6/8/2009 10:57:01 AM (GMT-6)