This blog tracks updates to the Blood Sugar 101 Web site.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Blood Sugar Calculator: ADAG A1c to mmol/L or mg/dl

Page Added: Blood Sugar/A1c Calculator

This handy calculator converts A1c to average blood glucose given either in mmol/L or mg/dl.

The formula used is the new ADAG formula based on CMGS measurements.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Study: FPG 100-110 mg/dl compared to 110-124 mg/dl for cardiovascular markers.

Page Changed: How Blood Sugar Control Deteriorates

Added discussion of a study which analyzed prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors broken out by sub groups of fasting plasm glucose in a group of 344 people. This study found that people with FPG > 110 mg/dl (6 mmol/L) had the same incidence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular markers as people with full fledged diabetes. Those with FPG between 100 and 110 mg/dl were far more normal. This suggests that early diabetes complications (i.e. cardiovascular disease) may be more reversible if treated before fasting blood sugar goes over 110 mg/dl (6 mmol/L).