Does daily monitoring of blood glucose predict hemoglobin A1c levels?

Rose, Eric; Kitchell, Debra
June 2003
Journal of Family Practice;Jun2003, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p485
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effectiveness of daily monitoring blood glucose to predict hemoglobin A1c levels. Although not perfectly, hemoglobin A1c levels correlate with blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Four studies of diabetic patients have compared overall mean blood glucose levels with hemoglobin A1c levels. The relationship between hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose levels is such that blood glucose levels from the preceding 30 days determine about 50 percent of the total hemoglobin A1c.


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