you see your diabetic health care team - you may be hearing a new term called
"estimated average glucose (eAG)". I came across this article online
dated February 18, 2009 that Cynthia Kahn had
posted on Twitter.
understand correctly from what I have read - eAG is similar to the readings you see when
you have your A1c, but with a simple calculation using the following link Estimated Average Glucose, eAG it will allow you and your health care team to convert your A1C reading to the
same unit of measurement that you see on your blood meter. For example, my last A1c which was 5.9 %
becomes 123 mg/dl or 6.8 mmol/l eAG when using this calculation.
I was thinking that my 5.9% A1c from last October was really good - when in actual fact - it wasn't!! Even worse, before when my endo just a year ago was telling me that my 7.0% A1c was excellent - but with the conversion to eAG - it makes me cringe with shame that he could say that to me. I'll be printing up the article below for him to read (I have educated him in some areas of diabetes over the years - he says I know more then he does at times ).
more on this subject go to the following link A New Term In Diabetes Control.