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Why check fructosamine?

Why check fructosamine?

Daibetes control: Fructosamine levels are similar to hb a1c, however, there is shorter lag time in seeing the changes for fructosamine. Fructosamine is not affected by the vagaries of red cell life span. ...Read more

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Have rapid weight loss, beta thalassemia, high fructosamine and urine smells sweet but no answers from drs. Please weigh in what to do next?

Have rapid weight loss, beta thalassemia, high fructosamine and urine smells sweet but no answers from drs. Please weigh in what to do next?

Further evaluation: Based on your description, it sounds like you may have undiagnosed/uncontrolled diabetes. High fructosamine indicate poor glycemic control over past 4 wks. An A1c is NOT a reliable lab for you due to thalassemia. Combined with unintentional weight loss & your urine description, suggestive of diabetes. Consider seeing an endocrinologist or speak with your doctor about concerns. ...Read more

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Why check fructosamine?

Daibetes control: Fructosamine levels are similar to hb a1c, however, there is shorter lag time in seeing the changes for fructosamine. Fructosamine is not affected by the vagaries of red cell life span. ...Read more

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Wh would need a a serum fructosamine measurement?

Daibetes control: Fructosamine levels are similar to hb a1c, however, there is shorter lag time in seeing the changes for fructosamine. Fructosamine is not affected by the vagaries of red cell life span. ...Read more

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50 ur old male with elevated A1c (6.1) high fructosamine (2.31) and extremely low fasting glucose (60). What is the next step?

50 ur old male with elevated A1c (6.1) high fructosamine (2.31) and extremely low fasting glucose (60).  What is the next step?

Does not make sense: A1c of 6.5 is diabetes. A1c of 6.1 is prediabetes. Prediabetes usually have 12 hr fastng bs between 100 and 125. Fasting bs og 60 is not diabetes actually it is low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. In this case you should not be worried as there is no diabetes and you should eat normally and make sure fasting bs does not drop below 70. Fructosamine is normal. Adults normal is 1.61-2.68 mmol/l. ...Read more

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Have rapid weight loss, beta thalassemia, high fructosamine and urine smells sweet but no answers from drs. Please weigh in what to do next?

Further evaluation: Based on your description, it sounds like you may have undiagnosed/uncontrolled diabetes. High fructosamine indicate poor glycemic control over past 4 wks. An A1c is NOT a reliable lab for you due to thalassemia. Combined with unintentional weight loss & your urine description, suggestive of diabetes. Consider seeing an endocrinologist or speak with your doctor about concerns. ...Read more

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Wife has muscle wasting fatigue constipation eats 2000+ cals a day tested and has betacell pancreatic dysfunction and insulin rest. Fructosamine 392?

Wife has muscle wasting fatigue constipation eats 2000+ cals a day tested and has betacell pancreatic dysfunction and insulin rest.  Fructosamine 392?

State a question: I'm sure now that now a diagnosis exists her doctors have a treatment plan correct? Do you have a question about this topic because it wasn't really clear in your opening statements. Hope she improves. ...Read more

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