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Re: [IP] Measure of control?



> > > In a message dated 05/28/1999 12:04:29 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > > email @ redacted writes:
> > > 
> > > << My guess is that you can get more information from looking at
> > >  detailed numbers than from an average or A1c, but I'm just not sure
> > >  of the best way to do it. >>
> > 
> > hbA1c is a non-linear function of bg values the higher the bg, the 
> > more ^(fx) glucose molecules stick to where they do not belong, then 
> > they don't un-stick.
> > 
> 
> 
> And the other thing to be aware of is that, as you say, A1c's are a
> non-linear measure of blood glucose control.  They're much more
> heavily weighted to the 2-3 week period immediately before the test is
> taken that they are to earlier times.
> 
The stickyness has a fast attack and slow decay. I will definety be 
weighted more heavily to the more recent bg levels.
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