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What does having an elevated A1c and normal blood sugars mean?

What does having an elevated A1c and normal blood sugars mean?

Hemoglobin A1C: This is a rough estimate of average blood sugar control over a three month period, more accurate than a single fasting blood glucose (sugar) level, which may normal or elevated at any particular snapshot. In many tests, greater than 5.9 is considered abnormal, but you should discuss risk factors and prevention of diabetes with your doctor. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What do my blood sugar test A1c results mean?

What do my blood sugar test A1c results mean?

Blood sugar control : The hba1c provides an estimate of overall blood sugar control covering a 3 month period. If abnormally high patients may have prediabetes or diabetes. A normal hba1c doesn't completely rule out either condition. Though if there is concern about diabetes then other tests will also be recommended by your doctor. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

R/O DIABETES 2: HBA1C of 6.5 is the cut off for Diabetes 2, it is a very common condition. The first step is to focus on weight loss. Weight gain/Obesity is at the root of most adult onset diabetes . The fatty tissue absorbs insulin. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. I usually start with metformin .Follow up is essential every 3 mths.with monitoring of HBA1C. Also begin a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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What is considered a good test result for the A1c blood sugar test?

What is considered a good test result for the A1c blood sugar test?

Less than 5.7: For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin a1c test is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin a1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% indicate increased risk of diabetes, and levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes. Because out-of-control diabetes results in complications from the disease, the goal for people with diabetes is a hemoglobin a1c less than 7.0. ...Read more

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Is it true that blood fasting sugar, a1c, tg increase with aging. ?

Is it true that blood fasting sugar, a1c, tg increase with aging. ?

Not true: Although almost all diseases are more common as we age, they are still disorders no matter what age. It is not normal for people to have fasting glucose >100, hba1c >5.7% or triglycerides >150 no matter what age you are. ...Read more

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If your blood sugar is low all the time. What would the A1c level be like?

If your blood sugar is low all the time. What would  the A1c level be like?

Probably normal: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more

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What can cause an A1c test be high (7) and daily blood glucose low (80-100)?

What can cause an A1c test be high (7) and daily blood glucose low (80-100)?

Blood glucose: The a1c is an average of all your blood sugars over about 2 months. How often do you test your glu? You can't measure your glu 24/7. An a1c of 7.0 is actually fairly good. I suspect there is a time of day when your glu values are higher than you may realize. Most commonly this is during the night, maybe early am. This is called the dawn phenomenon. ...Read more

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I have many symptoms of diabetes but blood sugar/a1c is normal. What could this mean?

I have many symptoms of diabetes but blood sugar/a1c is normal. What could this mean?

Hormonal problem?: The most common symptoms of dm is excess thirst and excess urination. Low levels of anti-diuretic hormone can cause these same symptoms. Certain people will respond to stress by excreting excessive levels of cortisol. Chronic high cortisol could also lead to thirst and urination. Certain kidney problems can cause thirst and urination. Get checked by your doc. If you have normal a1c you're not dm. ...Read more

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If my A1c is 6.2 and my blood sugar is 104 should I be put on medformin?

If my A1c is 6.2 and my blood sugar is 104 should I be put on medformin?

Borderline: Your a1c is borderline. Diet and increased exercise may lower your a1c. Consultation with an endocrinologist may be of use now. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more