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Re: [IPk] overnight ketones & dodgy A1c



----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth OShea" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] overnight ketones & dodgy A1c


> >
> Tony mentioned they may have changed the assay: I must check. I think it's
> absolutely ludicrous that A1cs vary from hospital to hospital and that you
> can't compare the results. If they have changed, it means my current
results
> bear no relation to previous ones. Not much use!

Hi Elizabeth, I think the reason they have been changing was to make all the
hospital results the same, i.e. corrected to DCCT standard. I've got a HbA1c
meter at the moment, so I could do it every week if I wanted, but accuracy
might not be perfect.

Tony
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