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mip
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
How do you convert A1c to average blood sugar level? Anybody know the formular?
 
Also, what is the normal range for A1c? Anybody heard the upper range of 5.7%?
 
thanks!
 
mip

LanieG
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   Posted 6/8/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

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.

http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/Tara-Dairman/whats_your_eag_youll_know_soon/

http://professional.diabetes.org/glucosecalculator.aspx

 

 



Lanie
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mip
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   Posted 6/8/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Lanie. I saw my new endo last week and my A1c was 5.7%. He told me that his lab, the upper range for people without diabetes is 5.7%. I am right on the line.

My fasting is in low 90's. So it is must be the after meal numbers. He told me to watch with diet and exercise and go see him in 6 months.

I need to get my A1c down!! But it is so difficult to link A1c to the daily numbers. I prefer eAG!

mip

LanieG
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   Posted 6/8/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
mip, are you type 1 or type 2?  Meds? 

Lanie
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mip
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   Posted 6/9/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not diabetic. No medication. Watching my numbers due to strong family history.

LanieG
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   Posted 6/9/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh!  Two thoughts go through my mind here.  First, you're wise to 'watch' out if diabetes is prevalent in your family, and second, don't go overboard to the point of obsessing about your blood sugar if it's controlled.  I'm sure you've learned all about controlling the blood sugar with diet and exercise, so you already know what to eat and what not to eat to help keep blood sugar in line.  I know that you are not overweight according to your earlier posts, so that is a major advantage for you.  Unless your pancreas quits working altogether, I'll bet you'll be able to avoid becoming a full-blown diabetic since you're taking steps to control your blood sugar now.  Good luck!  :-)
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Hara
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   Posted 6/12/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
What is an endo? Please details. Help me out here.
 
Hara- FMS, Diabetes2 worsening, MDD, Anxiety, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, Tendonitis

LanieG
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   Posted 6/13/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hara, that means 'endocrinologist', a specialist in the endocrine system, including diabetes and thyroid.  An 'endo' is more experienced with diabetes and its medications.

Lanie
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Hara
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   Posted 6/14/2009 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
OK thanks, I wasn't sure what that was.
 
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