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Is a hemoglobin A1c test a conclusive test for diabetes?

Is a hemoglobin A1c test a conclusive test for diabetes?

If elevated, >6.5...: It equals diabetes but people can have nml (up to 5.6), or prediabetic range hga1c (5.7-6.4) and still have diabetes by blood sugar criteria; fasting 126 or >; 2 hour after eating =/>200. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Fasting glucose=91 & 89 on 2 diff blood test, 2nd time tested insulin 3 hemoglobin A1c 5.4 I am constantly craving sugar, often become shaky & lightheaded, i'm 123 lbs 5'9" am i at risk for diabetes?

Fasting glucose=91 & 89 on 2 diff blood test, 2nd time tested insulin 3 hemoglobin A1c 5.4 I am constantly craving sugar, often become shaky & lightheaded, i'm 123 lbs 5'9" am i at risk for diabetes?

Adrenals: Shaking is low sugar your sugar runs slightly above 100 per hba1c 5.0 =100. So you need to bring down stress via supporting adrenals which can be helped via 5 factors - magnesium, b vitamins, water 1/2 of body weight in oz per day, sleep at least 6-8 hours at night, adaptogen like herbs like adhs from biotics. Take adhs 2 pills in morning recheck hba1c in 1 month to show progress. ...Read more

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Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

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. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c 6.0, do I have diabetes, how to know?

Diabetes: This a1c is not high enough to label you as being diabetic ( would have to be 6.5 or greater). The best way to see if some has diabetes is to do a 2hr glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

Hb of 11.1: A hb a1c means you have a mean glucose of 272. That means it is much higher after meals. I am all for weight loss and exercise. I am also of the opinion that you need to see a endocrinologist and start some medication to get your hb a1c < 7. That should be your first priority. You probably cannot get rid of your diabetes. ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

No: If fasting for at least 8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating= 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. then see MD if any of above apply ...Read more

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72 yr old male, with diabetes and hbp... Kidney funct. Normal, elev. Microalbumin and microalb. Creatinine, high hemoglobin a1c. Do I have kidney dis?

72 yr old male, with diabetes and hbp... Kidney funct. Normal, elev. Microalbumin and microalb. Creatinine, high hemoglobin a1c. Do I have kidney dis?

Yes: By definition, if your creatinine is elevated, you have kidney disease. When we calculate your kidney fucntion, we take into consideration your weight and age. An elevated hb a1c suggests poor blood sugar control. Although it is not directly related to kidney function poor glycemic control, a persistently elevated a1c may contribute to a decline in renal function. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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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