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# Re: [IP] A1c info. from Diabetes.com

```Your target for A1c is less than 7
to equate A1c to a number take the number minus 2 and multiply it by 30
for example:  A1c = 12
12 - 2 = 10 x 30 = 300 an A1c 0f 12 is equal to an average blood sugar of
300
I hope this helps

>From: "GLEN PETERSON" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] A1c info. from Diabetes.com
>Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 21:05:38 -0800
>
>Not quite sure if this information is up to par.  Found it on
>www.diabetes.com.  I was reprimanded by my endo for having an A1c of 8!
>What
>are we to make of this?!?!?!
>
>
>"Glycosylated hemoglobin forms when hemoglobin molecules, which are found
>in
>red blood cells, link up with glucose molecules. The more glucose in the
>blood, the more hemoglobin becomes glycosylated. Once glycosylated,
>hemoglobin
>stays that way until the red blood cell dies -- about 120 days. By
>measuring
>the amount of glycosylated hemoglobin in your blood, the HbA1c test can
>thus
>determine your average blood glucose level for the previous two to three
>months.
>
>The result is given as a percentage. People who don't have diabetes
>typically
>have HbA1c readings of about 4% to 5.5%. Many studies have shown that
>keeping
>HbA1c level at 8.1% or less helps prevent diabetes-related complications."
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