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Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Overview)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or 3 months. See: http://j.Mp/wy0zmc.


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What is hemoglobin a1c?

What is hemoglobin a1c?

Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If you have greater than 6.5% you are diabetic. It is not affected by fasting, and since our rbc's live 90-120 days, it reflects an average over that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Overview)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or 3 months. See: http://j.Mp/wy0zmc.


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Do you have to fast for hemoglobin A1c test?

Do you have to fast for hemoglobin A1c test?

No: For hba1c alone, no fasting is required, but it is often done with other tests, like cholesterol or blood sugar, for which fasting is indicated. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Tip)

Managing High Blood Pressure

The hemoglobin number is usually one-third the hematocrit. ...See more

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Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Diabetes.: A HgbA1C of 8.4 suggests you have diabetes which is not well controlled, and therefore you are at risk for long-term diabetic complications. It needs to be lowered, ideally below 6.5% ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Ask your doctor about the abc's of diabetes. A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol. Know these #'s! ...See more

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Is there any pain involved in testing for hemoglobin a1c?

A needle poke: It's a lab draw so you will get a needle poke, which sometimes can be a pain and sometimes painful depending on your vein size, location.... ...Read more

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What's a normal result for the hemoglobin A1c test?

4 to 6: The normal range varies from lab to lab but is generally between about 4 and 6 percent. ...Read more

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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

Blood work: The best way is for you to discuss with the doctor who ordered the test. Anyway, the interpretation will depend on the normal range used at the lab where you had the tests done. In general, here, your white blood cell is mildly low , and you are deficient in vitamin d. Go to see your doctor and discuss in detail, also further evaluation for your low white cell and prescription of vitamin d. ...Read more

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