How much more glucose there is in the blood, more Glycohemoglobin is formed. The life of hemoglobin is about 2 or 3 months, it is time that is circulating in the blood. Therefore, by measuring this Glycohemoglobin value we will have your average glucose throughout this period of 2 or 3 months. Then, values hemoglobin glycosylated or Glycohemoglobin you delivering the lab, represent the average of the values of glucose in blood of 10 weeks approximately. How could I calculate it? As I said at the beginning, and you can deduct what you just said yourself you can get the approximate value of glycosylated hemoglobin (of course it won’t be as the one obtained in the laboratory but yes you can serve to get an idea of vas how taking control of glycemia). For this, as you have to go scoring the daily blood glucose values that you’re doing your child, can make a worksheet with these values and obtain the average value of the last 10 weeks (would be approximately 490 checks, 7 per day, i.e.
49 per week). With this average value of action we can know the value of glycosylated hemoglobin approximately using the following relationship: average glucose: 120-> hemoglobin glycosylated: 6 average glucose: 150-> hemoglobin glycosylated: 7 average glucose: 180-> hemoglobin glycosylated: 8 between 6 and 7 glycosylated hemoglobin values are pretty good for a diabetic child (in the healthy person would be between 4 and 5). Up to 8 values are acceptable, but from there, they are already dangerous and indicate poor control of diabetes, which can cause the appearance of chronic complications and damage to other organs such as the view and the kidneys. However, in young children (up to about 6 years of age approximately), values up to 8.5 can be supported, but that’s already being very permissive. You have to ensure that blood glucose levels are as much as possible within acceptable margins (i.e.
greater than 60 and 180 minor) and thus the glycosylated hemoglobin will not be very high. Hemoglobin controls glycosylated are normally made every 3 months, because as we have seen, each control gives us the average blood glucose precisely this time, about 3 months ago. This and other topics on child Diabetes, you can find on the Blog if you’re interested. Controls diabetes in your child so you can make a normal life. A hug. Original author and source of the article.