How to convert avg blood to a1c?

dagger1234
By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-02-17 06:18:13 -0600
Started 2014-02-12 20:57:57 -0600

So I looked at my bayer USB glouclose meter and seen that My average blood sugar for the past 2 months more or less is 90. How do I find out what my a1c # might be? Next month, I will find it out; I just wanna know a general a1c score but I can't find anything online to help?


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IronOre
IronOre 2014-02-13 22:53:32 -0500 Report

5.0 = 90
5.1 = 93
5.2 = 96
5.3 = 99
5.4 = 102
5.5 = 105
5.6 = 108
5.7 = 111
5.8 = 114
5.9 = 117
6.0 = 120
6.1 = 123
6.2 = 126
6.3 = 129
6.4 = 132
6.5 = 135
6.6 = 138
6.7 = 141
6.8 = 144
6.9 = 147
7.0 = 150
7.1 = 153
7.2 = 156
7.3 = 159
7.4 = 162
7.5 = 165
7.6 = 168
7.7 = 171
7.8 = 174
7.9 = 177
8.0 = 180
8.1 = 183
8.2 = 186
8.3 = 189
8.4 = 192
8.5 = 195
8.6 = 198
8.7 = 201
8.8 = 204
8.9 = 207
9.0 = 210
9.1 = 213
9.2 = 216
9.3 = 219
9.4 = 222
9.5 = 225
9.6 = 228
9.7 = 231
9.8 = 234
9.9 = 237
10.0 = 240
10.1 = 243
10.2 = 246
10.3 = 249
10.4 = 252
10.5 = 255
10.6 = 258
10.7 = 261
10.8 = 264
10.9 = 267
11.0 = 270
11.1 = 273
11.2 = 276
11.3 = 279
11.4 = 282
11.5 = 285
11.6 = 288
11.7 = 291
11.8 = 294
11.9 = 297
12.0 = 300
12.1 = 303
12.2 = 306
12.3 = 309
12.4 = 312
I hope the web page is accurate that I got this from

Nick1962
Nick1962 2014-02-13 16:55:20 -0500 Report

A quick and somewhat accurate way is take your average blood glucose, add 77.3, then divide by 35.6.

Avg. BG + 77.3 / 35.6 = A1c

So if mine were 104… 104+77.3=181.3/35.6=5.09 A1c
I put that formula in my excel spreadsheet and kept a running A1c that was within .5 of the doctor’s office, BUT my average was made up from over 8 tests per day.

If you average 90, your A1c works out to 4.7 which is pretty low.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-02-13 09:05:46 -0500 Report

Gary Scheiner's book "Think Like a Pancreas" has a chart which converts avg BG (both mg/dl or mmol) into your expected HbA1c reading. Per his chart, an average of 90 over the 2 to 3 months covered by an A1c would translate to a 5 like locarb said. Good work!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-02-12 22:48:56 -0500 Report

It's great that your average blood sugar tests over the past 2 months have been 90! As you know, the A1c looks at your overall blood sugar levels, and since we can't test our blood sugar every few minutes throughout the day, the A1c gives a good overall picture of blood sugar management. I know it's hard to wait until next month to get the A1c result, but you're seeing so much progress I hope you feel good about that. ~Lynn @Glucerna

locarb
locarb 2014-02-12 21:10:57 -0600 Report

There are charts on line. BG of 90 "more or less" is A1C of 5.0 to 5.1.
I'm really happy for you. I read how much you exercise and your appreciation for encouragement and other assistance that you receive. You're living proof that it works. Congratulations.

dagger1234
dagger1234 2014-02-12 21:13:18 -0600 Report

You made me smile :) thank you! Yes, I am trying more on exercising, dieting is going ok. I'm having financial problems with food, so I can what I can.

Today me and my bf are celebrating vday —he is making meatloaf and potatoes but I am going to go easy on the potatoes. Mmm!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-14 09:02:30 -0600 Report

What's a potato? (-;

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-02-15 06:16:29 -0600 Report

Hi Jigsaw at the in-depth Diabetic day instruction course I went to yesterday they incourage you to eat a med size potato as the carb portion of a meal if they are not baked or plain boiled/steamed use a small amount of Olive Oil to roast-fry- sauté so you can still have a good spud thick chopped and roasted-fried as long as your only carbs and fats in that meal ;0) xxx

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-15 08:01:34 -0600 Report

Well TopazDee, I appreciate that piece of info. I'm sure it would work for some. Potatoes are just one of those foods that I'm hyper sensitive to. A small potato would send my whole system out of kilter, for the entire day!

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-02-16 06:06:19 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear that Jigsaw, I bet it was something you really liked, do you get the feeling when your down someone puts the boot in GGGGrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Had a very tasty lunch steamed broccoli cauli & carrots mushed a bit added some chicken stock with added garlic (good for immune system) but it didn't have the kick I was looking for so used a couple tspns. of marmite Yuuummmy.
Stay safe Dee x

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-16 06:52:15 -0600 Report

Now that sounds like a healthy low carb meal! I had to look up marmite though! Don't believe I've ever had any.
By the way, I wish my sensitivity to potatoes was the worst thing in my life! Actually, It's very close. LoL

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-14 09:04:43 -0600 Report

LOL...its a brown skinned veggie that has a "do not eat" sign on it. Don't they come that way where you are from? LOL

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-14 13:46:36 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby! Not sure if they have little signs on them. I've been baking and mashing cauliflower for so long, potato slipped right out of my vocabulary!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-14 16:18:06 -0600 Report

I wish it would slip out of mine. My family loves potatoes, and while I can take them or leave them, passing up a nice batch of homemade smashed potatoes is hard to do some days.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-14 19:24:09 -0600 Report

So, I guess cauliflower doesn't do it for you.
I know it can be difficult to pass up potatoes. They seem to pop up where ever I go. Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato salad, potato soup. By the way, whatever happened to blood glucose to A1c conversions?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-17 05:34:52 -0600 Report

LOL...I guess the potatoes converting to cauliflower is how it got down here.

Actually, I do like cauliflower, but really am not interested in it replacing potatoes for mashed. Though I do like it. I try to do half and half with the family. Usually don't get too many complaints.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-14 14:18:01 -0600 Report

Your lucky! I could eat a batch of potatoes with no problem,… if it wasn't for their effect on my blood glucose. One sniff, and like with rice, my BG is wildly affected! It's just one of those terrible things, that happen in life!
Have you ever tried baking a cauliflower at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours until soft and mushy? Then, mash it up with garlic and butter, and eat all you want. I promise, the cauliflower tastes better then it smells while it's cooking.

dagger1234
dagger1234 2014-02-14 14:19:26 -0600 Report

Never tried mashed cauliflower before but I was told to eat it over mash potatoes too. I'll try it though! And I wouldn't mind the smell about it either because luckily, I like cauliflower and I love vegetables lol

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-14 14:36:10 -0600 Report

Put the cauliflower in a dutch oven or equivalent. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Place the dutch oven with the cauliflower in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until soft and mushy. I mash it up with butter, garlic, and pepper. It's the closest thing to potatoes yet.

debimzadi
debimzadi 2014-02-16 21:09:50 -0600 Report

I've not tried the oven! I will have to try that. I mix with low fat sour cream, 1 egg & chives. Whip it with a mixer.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-17 06:18:13 -0600 Report

Sounds like it would be good. I like all the ingredients, so a bit more variety in my menu should work. I'll try it.

Oven cooked cauliflower has a closer consistency to mashed potatoes. Flavor them the way you like, and I'll bet you'll find them to be delicious. Got the idea from a cook book.

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