Re: Latest number
- From: Charly Coughran <ccoughran@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 18:58:11 +0000 (UTC)
Remember that the A1c values below are only applicable if the A1c test
conforms to the official, DCCT compliant normal range of 4.0-6.0%. Order
half of diabetics receive A1c tests which do not conform to that normal
range and this continues to be a problem with A1c based advice and
There was an article in the Washington Post this morning on the issue.
"Ellen K." <firstinitiallastname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
The following table presents the ADA definitions of pre-diabetes and
diabetes using the three recommended diagnostic tests. When a test
result indicates diabetes, the diagnosis should be confirmed by
repeating the same test on a different day or by using the results
of a different test. Diabetes can also be diagnosed using a random
plasma glucose test in a person with severe, classic symptoms of
Test Pre-diabetes Diabetes
A1C 5.7 to 6.4 percent 6.5 percent or above
FPG 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or 5.6 to 6.9
millimoles per liter (mmol/L)â??impaired fasting glucose 126 mg/dL
or 7.0 mmol/L and above
OGIT 140 to 199 mg/dL or 7.8 to 11.0 mmol/Lâ??impaired glucose
200 mg/dL or 11.1 mmol/L and above
The ADA noted in diagnosing pre-diabetes, risk extends below the
lower limit of the range and is disproportionately greater at the
higher end of the range for all three tests. Thus, a person with an
A1C above 6.0 percent should be considered at very high risk, and a
person with an A1C of below 5.7 percent may still be at risk
depending on individual factors.
"bj" <address_is@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message.
"Ellen K." <firstinitiallastname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"BDR529" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Thought that 6.1 or 6.2 was in the safe zone.
Officially it is "pre-diabetic". To be "normal" requires getting
Says who? According to what standards or what lab?
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