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How is a hba1c percentile determined?

How is a hba1c percentile determined?

Directly: Hba1c is a direct measure of the % of red blood cells that are "glycated", meaning they have unusual carbohydrates stuck to them. Whatever proportion have the sugar on them, that's the %hba1c. Patients with higher average sugars stick more to their red blood cells. It's a wonderfully simple, fortunately valid, concept. ...Read more

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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


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How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?

How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?

Not really known: Life cannot be calculated in percentages, so it is not known exactly how much of a person's height is determined by genetics. We presume most of his height is genetically determined, if he had a normal childhood with adequate nutrition. ...Read more

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Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range. ?

Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range. ?

See below: Your result is at the upper limit of normal. You should consult your doctor for further evaluation, especially to see if there is protein in your urine. Medication can stabilize renal function. It is very important to maintain glucose control. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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What age to weight to height chart is considered accurate by doctos?

What age to weight to height chart is considered accurate by doctos?

The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. If you have specific concern about your wt/height vs age (we shrink in height with age), consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is hba1c measured?

How is hba1c measured?

Blood test: Hba1c is measured following a blood test and is used as a measure to assess whether the body is not processing blood glucose properly. Thus elevation is found in diabetes mellitis this test is used to moniter effectiveness of diabetes therapy. ...Read more

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What is considered a short height for a man? And what is average height?

What is considered a short height for a man? And what is average height?

Depends . . .: Average height depends upon genetics, ethnicity, nutrition and other intangibles. Check out http://www.Disabled-world.Com/artman/publish/height-chart.Shtml ; http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/human_height for an idea of how average height varies around the world. Short stature might be those less than 2nd percentile or so. In the states, we tend to notice less than 5'6" as short. ...Read more

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What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

Tables online: There are many online bmi calculators you can download, entering the child's age, gender, weight and height. 5th-85th %ile is the range of normal. 25th-75th %ile is average. 85th-95th%ile is overweight. > 95th%ile is obese. <5th %ile is underweight. See http://pediatrics.About.Com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc.Htm. ...Read more

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What determines if a fetus is "measuring small?" how is this figured out?

What determines if a fetus is "measuring small?" how is this figured out?

Your Obstetrician: May suspect the fetus is measuring small for your gestational age on the basis of physical examination. An ultrasound may be ordered to assess size and growth. Fetal biometry, which includes measurements of the fetal head, abdomen and femur, is used to measure the fetus, and these numbers are compared to the expected size based on established gestational age. ...Read more

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Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Is an hba1c of 27 mmol/mol too low? What is the minimum amount for a healthy person?

No minumum: Hb a1c levels are dependent on average blood glucose level and red cell life span. There is no minimum for a healthy person but 17 mmoles suggests shortned red cell life span. Do you bleed excessively during your periods? What is your hb level? You may wish to consult your doctor to check these items. ...Read more

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What is my recommended weight for a 5'3 inch tall woman, asian? Is there specific diet for a blood type "o"?

What is my recommended weight for a 5'3 inch tall woman, asian? Is there specific diet for a blood type "o"?

104-127, yes ; no: The ideal weight for a 5 ft 3 in. Woman is 104-127 lbs (47-58 kg). There is a book called the blood type diet by peter d'adamo nd but I do not believe most of the information in it is valid- see http://www.Earthsave.Org/health/bloodtyp.Htm for a good critique. For a good diet to lose weight ; optimize health see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht also see http://huff.To/19ygs8y ; http://bit.Ly/1btzrp7. ...Read more

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If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36

If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36

Yes : If your son has a bmi of anything above 24-26 and especially > 27 with other health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure then he would be considered clinically obese and therefore at risk healthwise. I would consult your doctor to check labs to rule out thyroid or diabetes. ...Read more

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

Proper nutrition: If the person is unable to do any kind of physical activity than only way to loose weight is by cutting down on total calories intake and proper nutrition, which means eating properly.Eliminate all sugars and sugary drinks, consume more fruits and vegies, whole grains, and low saturated fat and drink plenty of water.You can consult a nutritionist for that. ...Read more