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How Is A Hb A1c 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. 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
Hemoglobin A1C: This is the best screening test for a pre-diabetic or diabetic situation. This test can guestimate the overall level of your blood sugars over a ninety day period (the natural life of red blood cells). It measures the amount of sugar attached to your red blood cells. If you blood sugar is too high over a prolonged period the red cells will have more sugar on them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Below 5.7: Current guidelines suggest a hba1c of 6.5 or higher can be used to diagnose diabetes, and that levels of 5.7 to 6.4 can indicate "pre-diabetes". There is still some debate about whether using an A1c is the best way to look for diabetes. In general we identify and diagnose diabetes too late in our country and many times damage already exists when the diagnosis is first given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BG control: Hba1c % is almost always elevated because of higher-than-normal average blood sugars, usually in diabetes or prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose, glucose intolerance). Lowering bgs through diet, exercise, or medication should lower hba1c. However, hba1c can be transiently, falsely elevated, so it should be confirmed by repetition and supporting tests, e.g. Fasting bg before any therapy starts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline, so no: You have a borderline result. You're in the pre-diabetic range. Normal is up to 5.7. Pre-diabetic is 5.7 - 6.4. And diabetes is anything 6.5 or above. Go get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 is diabetes. Check out this link from the NIH: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/A1CTest/A1C_Test_DM_508.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Can you safely get your waist size to be half your height in a week? One week is impossible. First of all, no significant changes are seen for 3-4 mos at a time. No sense in checking it sooner. Secondly, please learn about your condition. Seems you really don't know what u r dealing with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucose metabolism: The hgba1c stands for glycosylated hemoglobin and measures the regulation of blood sugar over that past 90 days. It does not have to be drawn while fasting. It basically measures how Insulin resistant you are. Increased Insulin resistance results in an increase in blood sugar which raises glycosylated hemoglobin level.S your goal for hgba1c should be about 5.5. ...Read more
Diabetic measure.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Should be below 6.5 is you have diabetes and 5.5 if you don't., so 7.2 is high either way you look at it. ...Read more
No: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose (blood sugar) in red blood cells. Red blood cells live about 120 days, so the A1c gives an idea of diabetic control over 3 months. Eating on the day of the test will make no difference. Be sure, though, that no other tests, such as fasting lipid panel or fasting chemistries, have been ordered along w a1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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