Monday, April 11, 2005

HgbA1c fact or fiction

Hey everyone! Remember me??? I used to post on this blog before the minutiae of life whisked me away. I have a patient in the hospital that I checked a HgbA1c. It came back at 20.8. That is definitely a record if it is a true measurement. Anyone know what the average blood sugar for a person with a HgbA1c of 20.8 would have?

posted by Flash @ 4/11/2005 08:11:00 PM   6 comments


At 9:55 PM, Blogger Clay said...

Extrapolating from a table I found which only goes up to 12% it would be 625. I think DMK and I are (I guess WERE by now) on the record board for one that was in the upper teens. I don't remember the exact number but I do know the man is now dead.

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Flash said...

Scott used a formula today that says that the average blood sugar would be about 580. I really think this lab report was in error.

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Clay said...

Is my record being replaced or not? What was it?

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Flash said...

A current third year, KS, had the previous past highest A1c: 18.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Clay said...

I think mine was around 17. Did you repeat the lab for verification?

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Shane said...

What the hell are you guys talking about? I had a guy with a nosebleed the other day who's hemoglobin dropped down to 8.


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