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June 30, 2000

A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)

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In your medical opinion, what should the hemoglobin A1c goal be for a child under 2 years of age? He was diagnosed at 10 months and has Type 1 diabetes.

Answer:

The HbA1c should in theory be aimed at similar levels for any diabetic. However, it is extremely difficult to get this in 2 year olds. I personally feel that, if you can get the HbA1c below 9%, you will be doing really well.

JS
Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, The Editor:

We offer advice on Developmental Issues By Age, including recommendations for target blood sugars

JSH