TITLE

Assessing Glycemic Control With Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c Measurements

AUTHOR(S)
Dailey, George
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2007, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p229
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is the gold standard for monitoring glycemic control and serves as a surrogate for diabetes-related complications. Although HbA1c measures mean glycemic exposure during the preceding 2 to 3 months, it does not provide information about day-to-day changes in glucose levels. Self-monitoring of blood glucose represents an important adjunct to HbA1c because it can distinguish among fasting, preprandial, and postprandial hyperglycemia; detect glycemic excursions; identify hypoglycemia; and provide Immediate feedback to patients about the effect of food choices, activity, and medication on glycemic control.
ACCESSION #
24013422

 

Related Articles

  • The Diabetes Battle Cry. Trecroci, Daniel // Diabetes Health;Nov2006, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p28 

    The article offers information on hemoglobin A1c and the importance of A1c tests. Glucose attaches itself to the hemoglobin, a protein inside the red blood cells, as it travels through the body. The more high glucose levels in the body, the more glucose will attach to the hemoglobin. A study...

  • Comparison of the [13C]Glucose Breath Test to the Hyperinsulinemic-Euglycemic Clamp When Determining Insulin Resistance. Lewanczuk, Richard Z.; Paty, Breay W.; Toth, Ellen L. // Diabetes Care;Feb2004, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p441 

    OBJECTIVE — With increasing emphasis on the recognition of the metabolic syndrome and early type 2 diabetes, a clinically useful measure of insulin resistance is desirable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an index of glucose metabolism, as measured by 13CO2 generation...

  • Body Metabolism Provides a Foundation for Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitoring. Ko, Jae B.; Cho, Ok K.; Kim, Yoon O.; Yasuda, Kazuo // Diabetes Care;May2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p1211 

    Discusses the development of a system using body metabolism as a foundation for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring. Hemoglobin concentration; Blood flow rate; Glucose oxidative metabolism; Blood glucose concentration.

  • Presto Chango! The A1c Is Being Transformed Into The Average Glucose.  // Diabetes Health;Oct/Nov2007, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p18 

    The article focuses on an ongoing study about the meaning of A1c in terms of milligrams per deciliter of blood glucose. An Average Glucose (AG) or A1c-derived average glucose (ADAG) will be computed by translating the percentage of glycated hemoglobin into the preferred units. The ongoing...

  • Even a slight increase in glucose poses a risk.  // RN;Dec2004, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p24hf1 

    Highlights the results of a study which found that even patients without diabetes whose blood glucose level is moderately elevated are at risk of heart disease. Measurement of the hemoglobin A[sub 1C] levels of patients ages 45 to 79.

  • Vinegar Sweet for Diabetics.  // Environmental Nutrition;Mar2005, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p3 

    Reports on the significance of vinegar in controlling blood sugar fluctuations in people with insulin resistance. Capacity of vinegar to reduce blood sugar level; Assertion that vinegar may interfere with enzymes that break down carbohydrates for absorption.

  • Intensive Glycemic Control and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Implications of the ACCORD, ADVANCE, and VA Diabetes Trials. Skyler, Jay S.; Bergenstal, Richard; Bonow, Robert O.; Buse, John; Deedwania, Prakash; Gale, Edwin A. M.; Howard, Barbara V.; Kirkman, M. Sue; Kosiborod, Mikhail; Reaven, Peter; Sherwin, Robert S. // Diabetes Care;Jan2009, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p187 

    The authors comments on several studies on the ability of intensive glycemic control to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in diabetes. Two large controlled trials showed lower CVD in intensive glycemic controlled diabetics. But long-term trials showed no significant reduction in CVD in...

  • Is Mean Blood Glucose or HbA[sub 1c] the Better Predictor of Microvascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes? Kilpatrick, Eric S.; Rigby, Alan S.; Atkin, Stephen L. // Diabetes;Jun2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 56, pA217 

    The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) has shown that while there was an overall linear relationship between mean blood glucose (MBG) and HbA[sub lc] amongst the trial participants, there was also a considerable degree of spread, such that individuals with the same MBG could have...

  • Glycaemic control and pre-pregnancy cares. Forde, Rita // World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery;Apr2005, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p29 

    The article offers information about diabetes control in relation to care before pregnancy. The complications of diabetes have significant effect on pregnant women, thus women with diabetes should inform their doctor on their plan of getting pregnant so as to provide extensive care. Hemoglobin...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics