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A 51-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:

I am of se asian origin blood test for sweats at night and tiredness result states the patient has variant hb prevents accurate measure of hba1c recommend serum fructosmine level to mon diabetes control.wbc 3.9 range 4-11 neutrophilis 1.3 r 2.0-7.5 ?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Variant hb: Abnormal hemoglobins can be a problem with diabetes management, as the Hgb A1C is not accurate. You can try following the fructosamine (or glycated albumin), but it is not a very good test, and is often not helpful. Better to follow fingerstick glu more carefully.
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