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What Is My Average Glucose?

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A new formula allows you to estimate your average blood glucose level based on your A1C (HbA1c) test result. The blood glucose average covers the same amount of time — 2 to 3 months — as the A1C test.

A1C         Estimated average glucose
6%           126 mg/dl
7%           154 mg/dl
8%           183 mg/dl
9%           212 mg/dl
10%         240 mg/dl
11%         269 mg/dl
12%         298 mg/dl

 

 

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