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RE: [IP] My HbA1C



I have come across 2 different calculations for converting A1C values to
a mean blood glucose.  The first is mbg = HbA1C*33.3-86 which yields a
mbg of 73.4 for an A1C of 4.8.  The second is very similar but uses
slightly different constants or mbg = HbA1c*35.6-77.3 which calculates
to a mbg of 93.5 for the same A1C value of 4.8.  I know that there can
be differences based on the lab performing the test but I am not sure
which calculation is correct.  In either case, a HbA1c of less than 6 is
absolutely wonderful and is a personal goal of mine but you must balance
the risks of being too low.  I am anxious to see how well my A1C is as I
started pumping in mid November '02.  My next appointment and A1C test
is the first week of March.

Has anyone else seen these formulas?


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Jim Benard
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 12:26 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IP] My HbA1C

Tricia,

Are you sure your HgA1C is not a typo?  A value of 4.8 translates to an
average glucose value of approx. 74!  Are you having any problems with
hypoglycemia?

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Tricia Barbeau
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 12:10 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] My HbA1C

Just returned from my three month check up at the endo. My HbA1C in
October of
2002 was 8.7. As of January 13, 2003, it is 4.8.
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