Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA:

My daughter was diagnosed about 9 months ago. Three months later, we had her first A1c which was 9.3. Recently she had another A1C that is 7.1. We were initially thrilled and then confused. Is this too tight of control for a 3 year old?


Great question. To help answer it, one needs to know: what is the blood sugar average, what is the range (highest and lowest values), what per cent are within the target range and what per cent low.

I try to keep a decent average, with the smallest range and very few lows. I would sacrifice a lower number for the A1c to prevent lows in a 3 year old.


[Editor's comment: Be sure to read Conventional Versus Intensive Diabetes Therapy in Children with Type 1 Diabetes. JSH]

Original posting 29 Jul 1999
Posted to A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.