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When is the best time of day to have an a1c done

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely.: Need an a1c substantially higher than this to signal diabetes. Since the a1c looks back at the last 60 days of your blood sugar it is a pretty reliabl... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Lower a1c: Watch your diet and comply with your diabetes meds.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Individualize: The A1c goal is no longer a "one size fits all" goal. It's now different for different people depending on the person's preexisting complications, ag... Read More
Dr. Michael Mull
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A1c: The american college of endocrinology recommends 6.5 and american diabetes association 7.0. I prefer the lower the better except in the elderly wher... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Mealtime insulin: A few suggestions: 1. Make sure diet is perfect and consistent. See dietician if needed 2. Work with your md to titrate up your basal insulin 3. Yo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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A1c: A1c is OK as is. How often do you have it checked? Is it always 5.8 or lower, or is it sometimes higher? 5"2 and 119 pounds is OK but don't overdo ex... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Better control: The A1c level is like a silent monitor floating thru your body. It goes up if your average glycose level stays up & declines if your level stays in t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fasting plasma: glucose. The best way would be to test fasting, after at least 8 hour fast, plasma glucose. If the results are borderline, it may be worth repeating. ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
There is no formula: Hemoglobin a1c is a measure of hemoglobin that has a glucose molecule attached to it. The higher the average blood sugar, the higher the a1c. It ref... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: One reading of glucose of 101 does not make you pre-diabetic. If you are even slightly overweight, it would be useful to lose weight. Have a healthy... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: What you described in not excessive intake of sugar. Keep a healthy weight and exercise at least 150 minutes a week and gradually increase the rigor o... Read More

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