Your A1C test result (also known as HbA1c or glycated hemoglobin) can be a really nice general gauge of your diabetes control. This is because it provides you with an average blood glucose level over the last few months.
Unlike the usual, everyday blood glucose test results, which are reported in terms of mg/dL, A1C is reported in a percentage format that might be difficult to understand. Thus, it facilitates better comparison of the past and present sugar content level.
It might get a little tricky to establish a relationship between the two. Usually performed by your doctor during your regular visits, your A1C test measures your average blood sugar levels by taking a sample of hemoglobin A1C cells—a component of your red blood cells.
The calculation so provided is to illustrate the relationship between A1C and average blood glucose levels. This calculation is not meant to replace an actual lab A1C result, but to help you better understand the relationship between your test results and your A1C.
You can use this information to become more familiar with the relationship between average blood glucose levels and A1C—never as a basis for changing your disease management.
So, to see how average daily blood sugar may correlate to A1C levels you are required to enter your average blood sugar reading in the indicator space provided by the calculator. Then, hit the ‘Calculate’ button. You will get the results in a subsequent tab in no time.