Translating your A1C to the numbers on your monitor!


(GingerVieira) #1

Okay, so the doc gives us a percentage about our blood sugars, but what does that number really mean in your day-to-day blood sugar readings?

 

The Joslin Diabetes Center printed a cool article on the eAG: Estimated Average Glucose reading, so you can see where your numbers are at throughout the day if your A1C is a certain percentage.

 

Check out the details: Understanding Your A1C percentage.

 

Ginger

www.diabeteens.com


(meme) #2

Thanks for the link,the info helpful


(A-D) #3

Ginger,

For online reference (and for the slightly wider range) I also like using the link I originally posted at: http://juvenation.org/forums/p/244/2880.aspx#2880 

It is: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/A1Ccalc.php

The other nice thing about that tool is that it converts between the two main glucose measurements.

That is a nice little write-up!

Thanks,

A-D


(since030993) #4

Ginger,

It's a little scary that the chart only goes to 12.  When I was in my terrible teens, my A1C was up to 13 point something.  I'm down to 8.2 now and shooting (pun intended?) for 6 point anything.

Thank you for the link!

~j