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Hemoglobin A1c and the Estimated Average Glucose



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Reporting HbA1c as an eAG

Slide 16

July 2009

There has been much discussion lately in regards to reporting hemoglobin A1c as an estimated average glucose.  After the DCCT and UKPDS trials it was clear there was a direct relationship between hemoglobin A1c and the mean blood glucose.  The major advantage to reporting HbA1c as an eAG is that both physicians and patients understand glucose.  Patients are familiar with dealing with glucose values from their home glucose meters.  Until recently, there were not any reliable regression equations available to calculate an eAG.

Reporting HbA1c as an eAG

 


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