Planned changes to the way in which HbA1c measurements are reported have been postponed from June 2011 until October 2011 basically because no one understands the changes and people are understandably a tad underwhelmed and befuddled by them.
This dog was hoping one of the ShootUp authors would have gotten their heads around this by now and actually written about the planned changes to move from reporting HbA1c’s as a percentage eg 6.5% to a figure in mmols/mol eg 48 mmol/mol. Sadly, both Tim and Alison have remained resolutely silent on the issue, probably because they’re struggling to care and suppressing irritation that we’re wasting time and effort changing a system they’re comfortable with. But that’s just this dog’s opinion.
Diabetes UK have the full story: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/Change-in-measurement-of-HbA1c-delayed/
For more info and a calculator to help convert old to new try here: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/hba1c