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Do I have to fast for a HbA1c blood test

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: The aic test generally tells us what has been going on with your sugar over the past 3 months approximately. One does not really have to fast for it, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No fasting: You do not need to fast for Hb A1c test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, b ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends .: hemoglobin A1c is a composite estimate of blood glucose control with last 3 months. Losing weight by eating regulated consistent carbohydrate diet wi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Average glucose: Hb A1c reflects the average blood glucose level over the previous 3-4 months. It is usually used to monitor glucose control in diabetes. It is also b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is best to be fasting.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Increases: Iron deficiency anaemia increases HBA1CLevels
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Eckert
36 years experience Pathology
Not to worry...: These values are within the expected range, so i see no need to worry about them. If you are concerned about possibly having diabetes, due to family h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Does not matter: The a1c is a 2 month look-back at blood sugars. It does not matter whether or not you have eaten.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the concern?: Eating sugar isn't really a factor when blood glucose is being evaluated. Maybe you can get your carbs in some other more wholesome form. Both your Hg ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
6 is still good: A Hba1c of 6 is still good. You should be mildly concerned but determined to make significant lifestyle changes to lose weight, increase exercise. N ... Read More

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