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Tayside Diabetes MCN Handbook Pharmacological management of glycaemic control in people with Type 2 diabetes


I have been looking for information on HbA1c.

The link below gives a lot of information.


Please go to the to heading "rough guide to HbA1c targets.

Please take a look at theHbA1c numbers for the elderly.

I found out that after the age of 60 there is a correction factor (- x ).

(60-70), x, (70 to 80) 2x and (80 -90) 3x.

I did a post on changing HbA1C numbers.

I am beginning to accept this. I am unable to find this out from NHS people because of NHS protocol. For me I am happy to accept my HbA1C just over 50 mmol/mol.

Tayside has a lot more information.

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Very comprehensive handbook. Thanks Sandy.

Thanks for the sharing the link sandybrown.

To summarize, one should aim to target HbA1c to be less than 6.5% if you are less than 60 years old. If your age is more than 60, 7% of HbA1C will be a good number.

in reply to barani19

In my research on type 2 medication I found this out. "Metformin was originally developed from natural compounds found in the plant Galega officinalis, known as French lilac or goat's rue. Synthetic biguanides were developed in the 1920s in Germany, but their use was limited due to side effects. ... Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s."

(Galega officinalis, commonly known as galega,[1] goat's-rue,[2] French lilac,[3] Italian fitch,[3] or professor-weed,[3] is an herbaceous plant in the Faboideae subfamily.[4] It is native to the Middle East, but has been naturalized in Europe and western Asia.[4] The plant has been extensively cultivated as a forage crop, an ornamental, a bee plant, and as green manure.[4][5]

G. officinalis is rich in galegine, a substance with blood glucose-lowering activity and the foundation for the discovery of metformin, a treatment for managing symptoms of diabetes mellitus.[6] In ancient herbalism, goat's-rue was used as a diuretic.[7] It can be poisonous to mammals, but is a food for various insects.[4])

Both of the above information is from Google.

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