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A 53-year-old female asked:

My blood test is coming back as not normal.it was for diabetes. the glucose part of the test was totally negative, but they are confused with blood ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Confusion: Without seeing your labs, it's hard to know. But when reviewing someone's progress with diabetes, doctors look at more than blood glucose. Another blood test is "hemoglobin a1c" -- a measure of overall glucose control in a given time period. Is this maybe what was "not normal" for you? I suggest asking your physician to clarify -- s/he would have your lab results & answer more accurately.
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