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how accurate is home a1c

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very accurate: That is a good range of blood sugar.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Excessive testing: A1c needs to be tested only every 120 days or so. It is not like blood glucose that may require daily monitoring. There is no medical reason for A1c h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: An Aic level of 7.2 means that you are diabetic. Have you been on treatment for diabetes? If you were extremely compliant with the treatment, it is po ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Testing glucose: Yes, this is a good approach. You can test at home if you want, but it will not tell you much more than your 4 month FBS and A1C, and it can get expe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Diabetes: You need to get right in to see you doctor, fp or internal medicine tommorrow . You have uncontrolled diabetes. You need to get on medicines or improv ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Laboratory test: Home glucose test is not an accurate way to test for diabetes. You should see your doctor for a fasting plasma glucose level.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience in Endocrinology
Average blood sugar: The hba1c test measures the amount of glucose attached to the hemoglobin protein. It reflects the average glucose in the blood for the past three mont ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Very: In my opinion this test was one of the most significant advances in medicine I have seen. To be so simple, it is so valuable. Why didn't i think of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It measures how your blood sugar level generally is for the previous 3 months.

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