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Re: [IP] A1c question?

In a message dated 10/19/98 12:00:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted

<< life cycle of the red blood cell, which I believe is somewhere between 30
 - 60 days. >>
My medical physiology resource gives 120 days as the average life span for a
red blood cell. Also, the HgbA1c is a "weighted" average: part of the glucose
attached to the hemoglobin from the preceding 30 days, a portion from the
month before that one, and so on for preceding months.      

Barbara B.

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