What is a good A1c reading?WWhat is a good A1c reading?What is a good A1c reading?EnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;​​Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Andrea Ens MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what a good A1c reading is and what it means for your child.</p><p>An A1c test measures the average glucose level over the previous three months. This section will tell you what a good A1c reading is.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A child should aim for an A1c level based on their age.</li> <li>Your child should have their A1c measured and recorded every three months.</li> <li>Children and teens using insulin pumps may be able to aim for lower blood glucose targets and achieve lower A1c levels.</li></ul>
Qu’est-ce qu’un bon résultat de test A1c?QQu’est-ce qu’un bon résultat de test A1c?What is a good A1c reading?FrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;​​Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Andrea Ens MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Comprenez en quoi consiste un bon résultat de test A1c et ce que cela signifie pour votre enfant.<br></p><p>Le test A1c mesure le niveau moyen de glycémie depuis trois mois. Cette section vous expliquera à quoi ressemble un bon résultat à ce test.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>L’enfant devrait chercher à atteindre le niveau d’A1c correspondant à son âge.</li><li>Il devrait mesurer son A1c et le faire consigner tous les trois mois.</li><li>Les enfants et les adolescents qui utilisent une pompe à insuline peuvent se permettre de viser des taux plus faibles de glycémie et d’obtenir un taux plus faible d’A1c.</li></ul><br>

 

 

What is a good A1c reading?1755.00000000000What is a good A1c reading?What is a good A1c reading?WEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;​​Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Andrea Ens MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what a good A1c reading is and what it means for your child.</p><p>An A1c test measures the average glucose level over the previous three months. This section will tell you what a good A1c reading is.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A child should aim for an A1c level based on their age.</li> <li>Your child should have their A1c measured and recorded every three months.</li> <li>Children and teens using insulin pumps may be able to aim for lower blood glucose targets and achieve lower A1c levels.</li></ul><h2>Target A1c levels</h2><p>People without diabetes have an <a href="/Article?contentid=1754&language=English">A1c </a> between 4% to 6%. Even with intensive treatment, only a few children and teens with diabetes can reach this level without the risk of having frequent <a href="/Article?contentid=1723&language=English">low blood sugar</a> (hypoglycemia). Instead, the goal should be to try to achieve an A1c level based on their age.</p><p>A child with diabetes who has few low blood sugar episodes should reach the following target A1c levels according to the <a href="http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/" target="_blank">Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines</a> (2013):</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMN_hemoglobin_A1c_targets_EN.png" alt="" /> </figure> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Hemoglobin A1c readings</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_hemoglobin_A1c_ranges_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure>​ <h2>Keeping track of A1c results</h2><p>Your child should have their A1c measured every three months. Results should be recorded to keep track of your child’s overall progress. Be especially sure to take note of results if you get your test done at a different laboratory than normal. Different labs can use different methods, which may lead to slightly different results.</p><p>Children and teens using insulin pumps may be able to aim for lower blood glucose targets and achieve lower A1c levels. This is because insulin pumps allow more and finer changes in insulin requirements.</p><p>Speak with your diab etes team about the best possible targets for your child.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMN_hemoglobin_A1c_targets_EN.pngWhat is a good A1c reading?

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