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A 19-year-old male asked:

My mom who is around 45 years old used to have hba1c above 9.recently for few days she is having normal blood sugar levels even without taking any medication.is it symptom of any other disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The A1C test is a reflection of an average of about 3 months of blood sugar levels while a random glucose reflects a single moment in time. An A!C level of 9 suggests uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. One good blood sugar is nice, but I would avoid thinking her problem has disappeared.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Has your mother lost weight? Another illness could result in improvement in blood glucose if it causes weight loss. If she has had unintended weight loss that is a reason to consult your doctor. Wish you and your mother good health!

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