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What was the last HbA1c of your child or yourself?

 
     

6.5 or under

 
 

13%

 

138

 
     

6.6 - 7.0

 
 

14%

 

145

 
     

7.1 - 7.5

 
 

18%

 

186

 
     

7.6 - 8.0

 
 

15%

 

150

 
     

8.1 - 8.5

 
 

12%

 

124

 
     

8.6 - 9.0

 
 

6%

 

67

 
     

9.1 - 9.5

 
 

4%

 

40

 
     

9.6 - 10.0

 
 

1%

 

19

 
     

10.1 or higher

 
 

10%

 

104

 
     

I don't know

 
 

1%

 

15

 
 

What was the last HbA1c of your child or yourself?

Poll dates: September 15 - 22, 2002
Total Votes: 988

The HbA1c measurement offers a general assessment of overall blood glucose control over the past two to three months. Lower HbA1c readings correspond to reduced risk of long-term complications. However, people in the DCCT with the lowest HbA1c readings also had the highest risk of hypoglycemia.

Because of the increased risk of hypoglycemia, diabetes teams often recommend higher HbA1c readings for children under the age of seven, a time during which there is rapid brain growth. As children grow older, tighter control can be introduced.

Use of rapid acting insulin analogs (Humalog and NovoLog) instead of Regular insulin, Lantus as a basal insulin, or the use of an insulin pump, have been shown to reduce the risk of hypoglymecia without increasing HbA1c.

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