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What Is Hba1c
What does Hba1c count indicate? Is it fluctuation or variation in max n min sugar lvls, or is it the average sugar lvls in last 3 months
Glucose control: Hbga1c is a good measure of how well your glucose is controlled. In a diabetic it is an indicator of how well treatment is keeping glucose under control on average. It can also be used to detect diabetic or pre-diabetic patients in conjunction with glucose screening or tolerance tests. ...Read more
What condition is DM? Also, what is HbA1C & meds G1P-1 Analogue? Dr. here mentioned it...confused me a lot.
Wow That's A Lot: DM=Diabetes Mellitus, with your high BP/age it is likely Type 2 DM, which is a cond in which the body can not use sugar properly. As a result you get high sugars which can damage the body. HbA1c or A1c=hemoglobin A1c in older terms=A way of estimating your blood sugar for approx. The last 3 mths if we were taking it every sec. GLP-1 agonist=DM med, helps body use own insulin better to lower sugar ...Read more
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
Good for you: The ranges are set to include most but not all healthy folks. I would not be at all concerned -- in fact, as a lab physician / pathologist, i'd urge you simply to ignore any lab that's not clearly out of kilter unless there's a specific reason for concern. ...Read more
As close: To normal, or even below normal, as possible without hypoglycemia. Make sure your glucose is well controlled before you become pregnant and then work closely with your diabetes team to insure tight glucose control throughout pregnancy to insure a successful outcome. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm diabetic. I'm planning for pregnancy. What is perfect hba1c shoud I have before conception. I had insulin pumb?
One episode of hypoglycemia in a diabetic pt after improper diet. Renal function is normal she was on metformin+glimipride. What to do? Hba1c is 7.2
Diet: Modification is important in diabetics. No concentrated sweets to avoid rises in bs. Also I tell people eat 6-8 small meals a day, to avoid rises and valleys and avoid hypoglycemia. The medicines work even when sugar is low, it is up to us to prevent the drop. There are medicines that work mainly when bs is high only but are weaker. Discuss diet with doctor and nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more
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 more
HbA1c: It depends on lab normals. Mostly less than 6 percent. Now many define less than 5.7 percent as completely normal. ...Read more
Good control: The goal is an a1c of less than 7 and that correlates to a 90 day average blood sugar of 150 or less. Recent studies indicated that an a1c of 6 was not better than 7 for preventing complications of diabetes but was associated with increased episodes of low blood sugar which can be dangerous. ...Read more
Wrong Test!: Hba1c reflects average sugars for a 3 months period. Virtually no one spends 3 months with a low blood sugar; rather they have episodes where their blood sugar drops low for up to 20-30 minutes at a time. These dips would not cause the average sugar level to drop low enough to be different than a normal hba1c. As dr lewy-weiss, advised, blood tests during the spells are needed. ...Read more
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SGPT is elevated for many reasons. I would reccomend that you make an appointment with a primary care Physician to further evalauate.
"creatine is 58" I have never seen a value this high. Perhaps 0.58?
Hba1c is 5.7-- this is withing the normal range for the lab value. Between 5.7 and 6.0 is considered pre-diabetic and yearly monitoring should be considered. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Chronic measure: The hba1c is a test indicating average blood sugars over a past 3 month time period. To temporarily change the result, acutely, one would have to bleed quite a bit and/or have a blood transfusion. Otherwise it takes lower blood sugars over time to lower the hba1c. ...Read more
?: 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 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 more