Diabetes: A1C versus eAG levels
According to the American Diabetes Association, (http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/a1c/), "...The A1C test gives you a picture of your average blood glucose (blood sugar) control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working" .
In addition,"..."Your health care provider may report your A1C test result as eAG, or "average glucose," which directly correlates to your A1C. eAG may help you understand your A1C value because eAG is a unit similar to what you see regularly through self-monitoring on your meter. A1C is reported as a percent (7% for example) and eAG uses the same units (mg/dl) as your glucose meters.
CALCULATING YOUR GLUCOSE LEVELS
This chart shows the eAG equivalents of A1C percentages.
The formula is: 28.7 x A1C - 46.7 = eAG
IF A1C % IS: YOUR eAG IS:
This chart is to be used for informational purposes only, and not as a basis for changing your diabetes management.