NEWS AND VIEWS Year : 2012  Volume : 3  Issue : 3  Page : 289290 New HbA1c measure from 1 October 2012 G Sivagnanam Department of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Kadhirkamam, Puducherry, India Correspondence Address:
News HbA1c levels, which are currently measured in percentage units, will be measured in millimoles per mole (mmol/mol) by all countries from later part of 2012 onwards, [1] following a recommendation by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. An online HbA1c converter is also available. [2] One blogger has come out with an easier way to convert the percentage to mmol/mol as follows, though it can be applied only to decimal free figures: 6% is 42 mmol/mol 62 is 4 and then 42 is 2, hence 42 7% is 53 mmol/mol 72 is 5 and then 52 is 3, hence 53 8% is 64 mmol/mol 82 is 6 and then 62 is 4, hence 64 9% is 75 mmol/mol 92 is 7 and then 72 is 5, hence 75 Or remember 6% = 42 mmol/mol and then on add 11 for each % increase (again only to decimalfree figures). References


