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Estimated Average Glucose: A New Term in Diabetes Control

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By: FatCatAnna

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I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

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Posted: Mar 11, 2009 23:11
  • Estimated Average Glucose: A New Term in Diabetes Control

        Next time 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.

        If I 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.  

        Sob, here 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 ).

        To read more on this subject  go to the following link A New Term In Diabetes Control.


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