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how effective is an a1c test in determining hypoglycemia

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Ineffective: Hemoglobin A1c level has been utilized to monitor how well hyperglycemia (as in diabetics) has been controlled.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Poor: Hba1c is fair at detecting chronically high bgs, but very poor at detecting low bgs. Fortunately, true low bgs are very rare and almost never sustaine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Just a good old: Fashioned fasting blood sugar.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Obese, lab normal: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a na ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience 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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience 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 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist: I feel that a gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions and treat you. To detect active h pylori infection, the urea breath test o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Less than 5.7: For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin a1c test is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin a1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% indicate ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience 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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Secondary hypertensi: How old are you & how long you are hypertensive? All causes of secondary causes of HTN must be ruled out.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
The Rorschach Test: The Rorschach Test is an associative test, by which I mean that it attempts to provide insight into subconscious thoughts by looking for associations ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe not GERD...: A complete evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are really reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blood alcohol: is gold standard.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Accurate: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
2-a-day dosing.: With 150mg twice a day dosing (not 300mg all at once), Ranitidine is considered effective for 24 hours a day.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Not as good: In advanced cases, the UGI series will be able to pick up abnormalities in the stomach folds to suggest the DX of stomach cancer. But in early cases, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Heart perfusion: A heart PET scan evaluates the blood flow to the heart. It can also detect prior damage and give information on the overall function of the heart. T ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Very good: so good that 90% of middle aged or older people will have something, but over 90% of them will NOT get a heart attack that year at least. In the very ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low: Obviously 25% motility is low but it only takes one sperm to fertilize the egg. Have sex during her fertile period and have her lie in bed with her hi ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Addiction: You will find that the doctors here are very concerned that all those with addiction problems find recovery. It is against our ethical concern to try ... Read More

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