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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
A1c: Before you pay for an A1c test have your doctor check your blood sugar. If the value is high an A1c is in order.

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Illness: Can elevate your glucose. In the short term no big deal, it's the overall trend. After illness recheck glucose levels. Check the before and after a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood glucose: By achieving better control of your blood glucose.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: As of 2010, we can use A1c to diagnose diabetes or pre-diabetes. 2 positive tests are still needed but A1c of 5.7-6.4% is considered pre-diabetes, A ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV TEST: NONE OF THEM IS A HIV TEST. HIV TEST IS ORDERED AS HIV TEST WITH REFLEX TITER.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
A1c or HbA1c is: A test of blood glucose levels during the previous 3-4 months. It is far less variable than daily blood glucose checks, which are affected easily by f ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Low carb: Lower your carbohydrates intake and exercise.Carbohydrates are hidden in lots of things-drinks,bread,corn,pasta,potatoes,etc.If Hga1c high take your m ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diabetes mellitus: The commonest cause of elevated a1c is diabetes mellitus. A few variant hemoglobin types may cause spuriously high a1c.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
A1c: It would be best for you to go online and look up A1c. You will learn a lot but in short it is a measure of the control of diabetes. It is a laborato ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Borderline: High.You are close to a diagnosis of diabetes.Diet/exercise, nlweight for your height and recheck in 3-6 months.

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