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What is the difference between hba1a, hba1b, and hba1c?

What is the difference between hba1a, hba1b, and hba1c?

HbA1c: A hba1c test is a blood test that will show how well (or poorly) glucose control has been over the last few months. It measures a special type of hemoglobin that forms as a result of high glucose levels. There is no hba1a and/or hba1b that i'm aware of. ...Read more

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Is 5.9 % of HbAlC a good level?

Is 5.9 % of HbAlC a good level?

Yes: The goal in diabetics is to get this number below 7.0 and even below 6.5 if possible. If you are a diabetic and have 5.9, that is terrific. If you are not a diabetic, this could be a normal figure. Lowering this number is important to lower the risk of complications of diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about hsa1c test? and what are the normal levels for it???

Could you tell me about hsa1c test? and what are the normal levels for it???

HbA1c: This is a test used to check ones average blood sugar lebels over a period of weeks to months. It is useful in diabetics to assess glucose control. Normal is less than 6. ...Read more

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My hb1 AC 6.8 what it tells about my sugar?

My hb1 AC 6.8 what it tells about my sugar?

Diabetic: That you have full blown, uncontrolled diabetes. If you are on metformin it is not working well enough to help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between HBsAG and hbsab?

What is the difference between HBsAG and hbsab?

Hepatitis B: Hbsag is the short term of hepatitis b surface antigen and is a component of the hepatitis b virus. Hbsab is the antibody to this protein made by the person infected by hepatitis b virus or vaccinated against hepatitis b. See this site more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/b/. ...Read more

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Ha1c was 5.7. While this is in the "normal" range, it's nearing the upper limit of normal. Is this worrisome at all?

I'm not worried: Glad you're health-conscious. Hoping you stay physically fit, so that if you do have a tendency to diabetes, it'll stay at bay. This is good advice regardless of your labs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 23 and I have a hgba1c of 5.3% and a fasting bs of 97. Should I be worried about prediabetes because I am on the high side of normal?

I am 23 and I have a hgba1c of 5.3% and a fasting bs of 97. Should I be worried about prediabetes because I am on the high side of normal?

No: Sure your fasting might be on the high side of normal but your average sugar (hgba1c) over the last 3 months is excellent. We would only worry about pre-diabetes if your hgba1c is >5.7% or if your fasting glucose is consistently >100. So relax. But remember to practice healthy eating habits & regular exercise. ...Read more

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Fasting hgba1c 7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Fasting hgba1c  7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia: If you are not checking your blood sugar regularly you must do so. Check blood sugar one morning and again next night. Your blood sugar should not be above 120 if possible. If it is you will need to see your doctor who will most likely prescribe Metformin. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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