How to get the average blood glucose level? What are the right tests? How can I interpret the results? What are the mean and high range for women and men?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) have come to a new term of measuring how well diabetes has been controlled.
Actually, it has to do with estimated blood glucose which refers to glycated hemoglobin test and is being converted to average blood glucose level in the units of glucose meters measuring.
That mean that this test converts the percentage points of A1c test to the same units like the diabetic’s meters used for daily monitoring of blood glucose.
So, its advantage consists in giving you and your physician a manner to compare A1c test results with the normal glucose readings according to ADA.
This will help in better monitoring of long-term management of your diabetes.
Basically, it's like glycated hemoglobin level, and can help giving a precise idea of how well you've been controlling your diabetes and what changes you need to do in your lifestyle habits or in your diet.
One thing I want you to keep in mind. Don't confuse estimated average glucose with the average results you're taking all the day.
It's not the same thing, because you measure blood glucose early in the morning, when your glucose levels are very low and do not give you a true idea of it's daily flow.
Meanwhile, average glucose level can give you a better idea of an overall glucose, even fasting or after meals.
Anyway, for the moment it remains in terms of a future alternative for diabetics to better monitor diabetes management.
Always keep in mind: natural ways including lifestyle changes and healthy diet will be your wisest thing to do for a good diabetes control.
What are the mean and high glucose levels for women and men?
It is true that different individuals aim different normal sugar levels. However, for the gender category, there are average blood glucose level specifically for women and for men.
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Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist