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Re: [IP] update on link between A1C and BG average
- Subject: Re: [IP] update on link between A1C and BG average
- From: Kerri <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 18:29:02 -0700
This is how I've understood it to be as well. The book
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes by Ragnar Hanas says that the 30 days
immediately prior to the A1C draw account for approx 50% of it,
days 30-60 account for approx 25%X-Mozilla-Status: 0009ount for
approx 15% of it, and days 90-120 account for approx 10% of it.
I hope this is true! My daughter's bgs have been wonderful lately
- - the best they *ever* been in almost 5yrs of D and 1 1/2yrs of
pumping. I can't wait to see what her A1C is like in a couple of
Not an expert at all, but I believe that the weighting is not
high bg levels and the low, but in the
Timespand of the red blood cells themselves. The avg lifespan of
cells is about 6-12 weeks, and the way I understand it, the HgA1c
weighted towards measuring the last 3 weeks. Therefore the A1c is
a 3 month
average, but weighted on the tail end of the curve.
JMO - very likely wrong...
Take care, Kerri
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