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[IP] A1c



Can't remember where I read it, but there is evidence that the ADA chart is
not really accurate.The increment is more like 35 instead of 30.

Plus, different people glycate differently -- my lowest was 4.8, when I was
running diagnosably diabetic numbers (i.e. fastings in the 130's), and my
highest ever was 7.1, when I was NEVER below 150 at any time.

I've added into the chart the numbers that I recall seeing.

My problem with the system is that it ignores those who aren't typical --
when I see goals such as below 110 fasting, well, for me, sometimes; below
180 after meals, not very often; and A1c below 7.0, piece of cake -- it
doesn't add up!!!!!!  And I resent docs who only look at the A1c and tell me
I'm doing fantastic when I KNOW I'm not. If my A1c truly represented an
average of my BGs, it would probably be around 7, not under 6 as it usually
is.

That's why I personally wouldn't recommend the A1c as a total guide -- it
can be VERY misleading!

----- Original Message -----
From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
> I got the following from the ADA website:
>
> TO COMPARE
> GHb (%HbA1C) Avg BG (mg/dl)
>  4........                .......60                65
>  5........                .......90             100
>  6........                ......120            135
>  7........                ......150            170
>  8........                ......180            205
>  9........                ......210             240
> 10.......                .......240            275
> 11.......                .......270            310
> 12.......                .......300            345
> 13.......                .......330            380


Nataile ._c-
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