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3/9/15 1:08 A

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You are correct -- 18 is the magic factor to get the Canadian readings to match up with the US (or divide a US reading by 18 to get the Canadian equivalent.....

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3/9/15 12:01 A

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I am a Canadian as well, and when I first joined this team I was wondering what the difference in measurement was between US and Canada. I was told to take my reading X 18 to get the reading in the US so that I could compare my readings to others.

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3/7/15 8:45 P

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Pat, No, A1C is the same in both Canada and the US and is the average of our BG reading over a 2 to 3 month period.

It is our blood glucose that is measured differently but we are measuring the exact same thing, just different "parts per decilitre" or something like that........ For example, a reading of 5 in Canada is the same as 90 in the US, 5.1 is approximately 93 in US, etc. And we go in 1/10th increments, such as 5.0, 5.1, 5.2,5.3, etc..

1CRAZYDOG said "Go to the "MY TRACKERS" tab. One of the choices on the drop-down menu is MY WEIGHT. Go to that page and you'll see it." but when I went to "MY WEIGHT" I did not see anywhere to track A1C....... Well I do have vision problems so maybe I just missed it......

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3/7/15 8:21 P

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LINDA, I thought the Canadians used A1c where we do FBS or FBG.
Could that be a difference. Take care Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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3/7/15 6:59 P

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check out this page......

What was your last A1c reading?

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I did not see anyplace to track A1C's

What part of the page is it on? Thanks.

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3/7/15 5:14 P

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Go to the MY TRACKERS tab. One of the choices on the drop-down menu is MY WEIGHT. Go to that page and you'll see it.

Good luck!

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Hi! I'm 60 years old and have been diabetic for about the last 15 years. I went in for emergency gall bladder surgery Tuesday, March 3, and after the surgery my surgeon told me they were more concerned about my A1C than then they had been about my gall bladder. I have been trying to manage my diabetes on my own, and with the help of SparkPeople for a long time. Obviously I haven't been very successful (although I have managed to lose 102 lbs. since 1998). I decided maybe I needed to reach out to others who are dealing successfully and not so successfully with the same issues as I am. My first question: I remember seeing a button on the nutrition page for tracking my A1C, but now I don't see it. Am I looking in the wrong place? My A1C has gone from 10 a couple years ago up to 12.5 today. I would like to work towards a more respectable 6.5. Thanks for listening.

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