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[IP] Re: A1C's....longish

Original message:

<<Let's remember to keep the A1c numbers in perspective.  The
easiest way is to convert them to mg/dl by multiplying by 18.  Thus
an A1c of under 4.4 is Hypo (under 80) and a A1c of 7.0 is 126.
Not an extreme high Bg, but one to work down on average.  A 5.6
is right at a 100.  Each lab may have a slightly different scale for
normal values though, so do be careful when comparing.


The A1c # is different then mmol, for a good chart to convert A1c to mgdl

Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
Co-Executive Director
Jewish Diabetes Association

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