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Is Hemoglobin A1c Conclusive For Diabeties
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have tested with a non fasting blood glucose level of 144 and a fasting level of 126. My A1C is 5.8. Is this considered diabetes or prediabetes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7. Normal BMI. Any significance to A1C?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Last blood test indicates high B12 level of 1957 .The range is 211-911. Have taken B12 supplemental for years is this harmful to Liver & kidney?
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
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
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
More meaningful for determining if one is pre-diabetic, A1c or fasting gluc? My A1c is 5.5. Fasting gluc was 110 in August, and 109 yesterday.
GTT, C Peptide: GTT, C-Peptide, tests will answer the querry. ...Read more
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?
Glucose & lipid panel for blood test has different fasting hours. It is possible for single of withdrawing blood ?
Yes: Most labs require 10-12 hour fasting which is long enough for both. ...Read more