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Diabetes

Know your Numbers for Diabetes.  So, what is a A1C?  The A1C is a blood test drawn by the lab.  Your A1C level tells you what your average blood sugar has been for the past 2 to 3 months. The closer a diabetic can keep their A1C to 6% without experiencing low blood sugars (hypoglycemia), the better their diabetes is in control. As your A1C increases, so does the risk of complications, such as:  kidney disease; blindness; nerve damage; foot problems and heart disease.

How do I know if I have Diabetes?
  • A non-diabetic person will have an A1c result less than 5.7%
  • Pre-Diabetes (increased risk of developing diabetes in the future): A1c is 5.7% - 6.4%
  • Diabetes: A1c level is 6.5% or higher
 
     
Here's how the A1C relates to the Estimated Average Glucose levels (eAG)
A1C (%)     eAG (mg/dl)    
5 97    
5.5 111    
6 126    
6.5 140    
7 154    
7.5 169    
8 183    
8.5 197    
9 212    
9.5 226    
10 240    
10.5 255    
11 269    
11.5 283    
12 298    

Diabetes Measures

Measures
Performance Total
Performance Target
Graph & Details
Measure: % of Diabetic Patients with an HgBA1C < 7 (Higher is Better)
Performance Total: 57 %
Performance Target: 40 %
Measure: % of Diabetic Patients with an HgBA1C < 8 (Higher is Better)
Performance Total: 78 %
Performance Target: 60 %
Measure: % of Diabetic Patients with an HgBA1C > 9 (Lower is Better)
Performance Total: 9 %
Performance Target: 15 %