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Re: [IP] Re: A1c



On 12/18/02 3:38 PM, "Ryan Bruner" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Also, for the record, an A1c of 4.0 would be 65.1 mg/dL average.
> 4.5 would be 82.9 mg/dL.  4.8 would be 93.58.  5.0 would be average of
> 100.7 mg/dL.  But, those are Plasma blood glucose. For whole blood
> glucose, the values would be slightly less... 4.0 -> 60, 4.5 -> 75,
> 4.8 -> 84, 5.0 -> 90. Home meters use whole-blood values.
> 


They use whole blood, but most meters report results as a plasma value.   Of
16 major meters reviewed:

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/download/MonitorComparisons030702.xls

only four reported in whole blood figures.  The majority of those used light
reflectance strips rather than the electrochemical strip.

George
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