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converting daily readings to HbA1c

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Spiral, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Spiral

    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure I saw something on here where someone actually converted their daily readings to estimate an HbA1c. Can you either direct me to that post or tell me how to do it so that I can see how I'm doing.

    My last HbA1c was 7% (down from 7.7% 3 months pereviously) I want it considerably lower.

    Thanks
     
  2. sandymaynard

    sandymaynard · Well-Known Member

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  3. Spiral

    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    That was exactly what I wanted, thanks Sandy. It is now in my favorites.

    And I just did a quick conversion :shock: :shock: :shock:

    7% = 8.166mmol :eek: :eek: :shock:

    And that is regarded as "satisfactory"? :shock: :shock: What planet are they on? :shock: :shock: :shock:

    After just over a week of testing I have seen my 7 day average blood glocose fall to 6.9mmol from my inital daily average of 7.4mmol from teh first couple of days. My current 7 day average corresponds to 6%, but I want it below 6%. I want to join the 5% club.
     
  4. sandymaynard

    sandymaynard · Well-Known Member

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    Hi spiral
    I have managed to get my down from 9.8 down to 6.8 in 3 months! i wish i could get it down the low 5's!
    I will have to keep trying!
    I am glad i was able to help out!
    sandy
     
  5. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    I suspect you'll both get there given time, you're both heading in the right direction at a reasonable speed.
     
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    jazman Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    I have just been on "ask the expert forum".
    There is a new change in the way Hb1Ac is given, it is in mmol/mol.
    for eg 7% = 53mmol/mol. We now need a converter to milimol /Litre.
     
  7. sandymaynard

    sandymaynard · Well-Known Member

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  8. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    That's the converter for the American system ,Sandy.It does not convert to the new mmol/mol that they are going to be using.
     
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