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Would dieting (aka eating less, more periods of hunger) affect your results on a hba1c blood test for diabetes?

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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

hemoglobin A1c is a composite estimate of blood glucose control with last 3 months. Losing weight by eating regulated consistent carbohydrate diet will improve glycemic control and will help with improvement of hemoglobin A1c. eating less for a few few days before the test would likely not influence the test results.

Answered Jun 26, 2018

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