Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-01

Q.

Converting Hba1c to mmol/l

Can Hba1c be convered to give an idea of the avarage glucose mmol/l ?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Yes, but you must keep in mind that it gives an estimate of your mean average glucose control. It will thus not give you the blood sugar at specific timepoints and if you have many high and then also low readings the outliers can "cancel each other out". The need for blood glucose monitoring still remains. Most of the pathology laboratories do give the eAG (estimated average glucose) with the HbA1c reading, as this has been globally accepted last year as the new method to present glycaemic control values.

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