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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. 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 accurate is a hemoglobin A1c test in indicating hypoglycemia?

How accurate is a hemoglobin A1c test in indicating hypoglycemia?

Poor: Hba1c is fair at detecting chronically high bgs, but very poor at detecting low bgs. Fortunately, true low bgs are very rare and almost never sustained or recurrent. The sensation of "hypoglycemia", when related to sugar at all in people not treated with diabetes medications, is usually the normal response to low-ish sugars, which corrects them and keeps the body well. ...Read more

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How accurate is A1C test? As compare to normal fasting blood suger test. What is the safe limit for A1C?

How accurate is A1C test? As compare to normal fasting blood suger test. What is the safe limit for A1C?

Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more

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Is the A1c test for diabetes accurate?

Is the A1c test for diabetes accurate?

Yes, it is.: 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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Sir, my fasting sugar test rdng is 106 @ pp is 176.Is it o.K.?

Sir, my fasting sugar test rdng is 106 @ pp is 176.Is it o.K.?

Yes & no: Your fasting bs is fine (see chart) but your pp glucose is high. If you're not already seeing a doc about blood sugar concerns, make an appointment to be tested (hba1c & glucose tolerance test can add info whether you have "impaired glucose tolerance" or frank diabetes. In the meantime, limit soda pop & high glycemic index foods like white bread, white rice, white potatoes, etc. ...Read more

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Is an a1c of 5.8 and a 99 fasting glucose level a reason for concern?

Is an a1c of 5.8 and a 99 fasting glucose level a reason for concern?

Nope.: Both of those values are actually associated with reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2. So this is good news. Thanks for asking! ...Read more

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Hba1c=6,6% diagnosis diabetes. metformine for 6m hba1c=6,2%.So I tested glycemia every 2 h for 2days,never hyperglycaemia:healing or wrong diagnosis?

Hba1c=6,6% diagnosis diabetes. metformine for 6m hba1c=6,2%.So I tested glycemia every 2 h for 2days,never hyperglycaemia:healing or wrong diagnosis?

Several points.: Glycemia test while on diabetic medication isnt entirely valid. The AiC of 6.6% with treatment makes it very UNlikely to NOT be a diabetic (its very high for normal; pretty good for diabetic WITH TREATMENT). At really good levels, getting slightly better and moving into the category of not diabetic , impaired glycemic control occurs, but I think diabetic is more accurate. ...Read more

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My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7. Normal BMI. Any significance to A1C?

My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7.  Normal BMI.  Any significance to A1C?

Normal...: A hemoglobin A1C of less than 6 is considered normal so there is no need for concern. It would need to be at least 6.5 to diagnose diabetes. I hope this is helpful! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Im preg. My blood glucose is 324 A1c 13, ua is negative for glucose, is that possible?

Im preg. My blood glucose is 324 A1c 13, ua is negative for glucose, is that possible?

Possible: Yes, but not common. That said you need to immediately bring your high blood sugar level to your obstetrician who will either take care of it with you or refer you to an Endocrinologist. If that blood sugar is that high today you MUST go to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more

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If your fasting glucose is 99 and your A1c is 5.9is that considered pre-diabetes?

If your fasting glucose is 99 and your A1c is 5.9is that considered pre-diabetes?

Need more tests: An a1c of 5.7-6.4 is in the prediabetes range according to american diabetes association guidelines and aace since 2010. However you need 2 positive tests to give you a diagnosis. Another a1c > 5.6 or fasting glucose 100-125. It is time to put together a healthy diet and exercise routine. ...Read more

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How precise is hemoglobin A1c with indicating hypoglycemia?

Not good at all: Hgb a1c should not be used to assess for hypoglycemic episodes or trends. It indicates only average blood sugars over months, and if there is concern or symptoms of hypoglycemia, then fingerstick blood sugar levels should be checked. Do some random ones, especially at night, and after high demand glucose things like exercise. Also check if having any symptoms - don't drive if you are low! ...Read more

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Pp is 91 mg/dl and alkaline phosphate is 137 U/L in blood test glucose is 88 mg/dl , am I diabetic?

Pp is 91 mg/dl and alkaline phosphate is 137 U/L          in blood test   glucose is 88 mg/dl  , am I diabetic?

Why do you ask?: This is a normal blood glucose, a normal alk phos, and I do not know what PP stands for. Please forgive me for talking straight with you. If you are obsessed with unrealistic concerns about your health such as this one, you owe it to yourself and those you love to discuss this with whoever is treating you for your depression. You can have a much better, happier life. ...Read more

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What is considered a good test result for the A1c blood sugar test?

Less than 5.7: For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin a1c test is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin a1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% indicate increased risk of diabetes, and levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes. Because out-of-control diabetes results in complications from the disease, the goal for people with diabetes is a hemoglobin a1c less than 7.0. ...Read more

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How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

Very: In my opinion this test was one of the most significant advances in medicine I have seen. To be so simple, it is so valuable. Why didn't i think of it. Rj. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hemoglobin A1c is 6.5, fasting glucose is 100, chloride is 96, lymphs is 3.2, liver ALT is 52?

Good A1c: Hi. You're diabetes is well controlled, and if you keep it that way chronically, your risk of complications will be very low. Your ALT is a tad elevated. That could be many things, so I won't start speculating. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a 6.3 A1c borderline for diabetes?

5.7-6.4: Is pre-diabetes or an opportunity to change and prevent diabetes. What can you do? Eat smart: good portions, whole grains, fruits & veggies. Get moving 60 minutes every day. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more