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Readers Respond: Converting Your A1c to Numbers You Can Understand

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Updated March 05, 2010

Estimated average glucose (eAG) is a term that was introduced to help you convert the number from your A1c test into numbers that would more closely represent your daily glucose meter readings. It takes the mystery out of your A1c reading and can help you better manage your diabetes.

How does using the estimated average glucose chart help you to manage your daily diabetes routine such as diet, exercise and stress management?

ESTIMATED AVERAGE GLUCOSE.

THE CONVERSION CHART OF A1C AND eAG IS OK. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THIS eAG VALUES ARE ESTIMATED FROM A1C.
—Guest V CHAKRAPANI

Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)

Apple has app for iphone/ipod that does this, called Pocket A1C. You move a slide rule at the bottom of screen to your a1c, and it displays the A1C and its average glucose reading.
—Guest Lynn

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My HbgA1C is 5.9% My history is + only for HTN and chronic kidney disease. No family history of DM. My weight is 100/ height 62" and I walk 2-3 miles/day. Help!
—Guest Susan
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