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What is hgv?

What is hgv?

Context is key: In medicien, hgv could stand for hepatitis g virus or for human gene variation. Obviously, those are quite different topic areas. ...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


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What is a hba1c test?

What is a hba1c test?

A measure: Of how much glucose attached to hemoglobin molecule. It reflects your avg. Blood sugar over 3 m. Normal up to 5.6 pre-diabetes 5.7-6.4 diabetes 6.5 and higher. ...Read more

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What is glucose?

What is glucose?

Endo: It is a sugar your body uses for energy. ...Read more

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What is a normal hba1c test?

What is a normal hba1c test?

Under 6: Most laboratories will list the normal range of hba1c as 4-5.9. If you have diabetes your doctor will probably try to get your hba1c below 6.5 - but if it can go lower that is good. ...Read more

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What is the hba1c and what does it measure?

What is the hba1c and what does it measure?

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

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What is the difference between hba1a, hba1b, and hba1c?

What is the difference between hba1a, hba1b, and hba1c?

HbA1c: A hba1c test is a blood test that will show how well (or poorly) glucose control has been over the last few months. It measures a special type of hemoglobin that forms as a result of high glucose levels. There is no hba1a and/or hba1b that i'm aware of. ...Read more

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What is triglycerides?

What is triglycerides?

Fat: Trigylcerides are 3 fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule. They are used as an energy source for the body and excess triglycerides are deposited in fat (adipose) tissue. If one has an excess of trigylcerides, they can be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is diabeter?

What is diabeter?

Diabetes: Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the Insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). ...Read more

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What is normal triglircides?

What is normal triglircides?

< 150 mg/dL: Normally, your triglyceride level should be < 150 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs: Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs, sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Fancy word: it means that the blood sugar is too high. Many elderly have that issue that the sugar is increased. Fortunately relatively rare in young patients. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

DM: Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

See below: A metabolic disease in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. This can be as a result of inadequate production of insulin, or the body's cells do not respond adequately to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes type 2: Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Metabolic disease: in humans unable to properly handle carbohydrates from diet. May be due to insufficiency/ineffective of Insulin production by pancreas or Glucose Insensitivity by human cells/tissues of the body or both - leading to abnormal blood serum concentrations. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes when level of sugars are higher than normal.It is of two kinds , type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes there is not enough insulin in body , on the other hand in type 2 cells in body do not use insulin properly because they develop resistance to insulin . Obesity, waist circumference more than 80 cm in women and 94 in men, family history of diabetes increases risk of developing type 2 . ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Below: It is best to look at the internet for the complete description, it is too lengthy to do this in this format ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Please go to the nearest place that has thousands of books and have them take you to the many books about diabetes. If your reading makes you concerned about diabetes please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well -- keep me posted. ...Read more

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