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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Hemoglobin A1C: This is a rough estimate of average blood sugar control over a three month period, more accurate than a single fasting blood glucose (sugar) level. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Average glucose: The hba1c reflects that average blood glucose over the preceding three months.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Short answer: The test measures indirectly measures glucose control over the preceding 6-8 weeks. It does not measure sugar directly; therefore i would believe it n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Risk increase: When the hga1c as it is commonly called, becomes uncontrolled (higher than 7.0%) the rate of retinopathy increases. The duration of uncontrol and leve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
32 years experience Diabetology
Improve blood sugar: The way to improve your hga1c is to improve your average blood sugar. Work to keep your fasting blood sugars near normal and watch your diet carefull ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Poor sugar control: Hemoglobin A1c measures average blood sugar over approximately the past 3 months. It is the measure of how much hemoglobin is attached to sugar molecu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes uncontrolle: Hba1c below 6 is safe for dm. Above 6 , it shows inadequately controlled dm and you need to get your pcp/endocrinologist follwing you . From your side ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: For hba1c alone, no fasting is required, but it is often done with other tests, like cholesterol or blood sugar, for which fasting is indicated.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
A1c: Less than 6!

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