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We have developed some tools that can help you to monitor your progress!
These tools can help to monitor your haemoglobin A1c (Hb A1c), your blood glucose levels (BGLs), and body mass index (BMI).
These tools are all used to monitor how someone with diabetes is managing their blood glucose levels and their weight. By maintaining blood glucose levels and weight in a healthy range, can reduce the risk of complications.
The Hb A1c is blood test that provides a method of monitoring the blood glucose levels of a person with diabetes, over the previous 3 months. It does this by providing an average of what your blood glucose levels are.
The Hb A1c can be used to work out the estimated average glucose (eAG) level using a complex mathematical model. The estimated Average Glucose (eAG) is a way to show patients what their Hb A1c results (shown as a percentage) are using the same units (mg/L or mmol/L) that they're more familiar with when monitoring their blood glucose levels.
For more information about Hb A1c, watch the video with Dr Sultan on our haemoglobin A1c tool page.
We also have more information about the Hb A1c test. Find the articles below:
Range 5 - 16%
Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)
The fasting glucose level is an important measurement to define whether a person has diabetes or borderline diabetes (also called prediabetes).
The fasting glucose level also provides information into how well someone with diabetes is managing and help identify the most suitable diabetes treatments.
You can use the tool to help you to better understand how your blood glucose levels are going.
For more information about fasting blood glucose, watch the video with Dr Sultan on our fasting blood glucose tool page.
Try the tool below!
Low when less than 72mg/dl
Ideal when between 72 - 140mg/dl
Above target when over 180mg/dl
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is a simple equation to compare a person's weight with their height. It does not take into account difference in body shape or how much muscle a person has compared to fatty tissue.
The BMI does correlate with the risk of heart disease, many cancers, and even death. Is therefore used by doctors and health professionals to work out "an ideal body weight" to help people on their life journey.
For more information about BMI, watch the video with Dr Sultan on our body mass index tool page.
If you have shown symptoms of type 1 diabetes, you should see your doctor at ask to be tested for type 1 diabetes as soon as possible. It is important to know that diagnosing type 1 diabetes should not rely solely on using a Hb A1c test. Fasting plasma glucose, random blood glucose, and oral glucose tolerance test are used when diagnosing diabetes.
Once you learn what your type 1 diabetes status is, the next most important step is to become educated. You can join the Type 1 Diabetes Program to help you learn how to prevent or delay complications associated with type 1 diabetes. The program is personalised, giving you more of the content that you want. The program also helps you to stay motivated and teaches you what changes you need to make.
If you experience any symptoms of type 1 diabetes or you have risk factors for developing type 1 diabetes, it is important to get tested for as soon as possible. Some people are at higher risk and need regular testing.
By diagnosing and treating the type 1 diabetes early, it means you can decrease the risk of developing or delay any further health complications of type 1 diabetes, for example nerve damage, blindness, and heart disease. It is important to know that diagnosing type 1 diabetes should not rely solely on using a Hb A1c test.
Once you learn what your type 1 diagnosis is, or if you already have type 1 diabetes, the next most important step is to become educated. You can join the 12-week Type 1 Diabetes Program to help you learn how best to manage the condition. For example, you can learn how best to monitor blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes. The program is personalised and tailored, giving you more of the content that you want. The program also helps you to stay motivated and teaches you what changes you need to make. The first week is free and full of helpful and crucial information.