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What Is Hga1c
See below: Testing for Insulin is not a usual issue for diagnosing diabetes. Fasting plasma glucose and Hemoglobin A1c are more common tests. Normal fasting glucose should be less than 100 and Hb Aic less than 5.7. See this site for more info. http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/A1CTest/ ...Read more
I just had my hga1c done. It is 6.6. What does that translate to in figuring out what my glucose levels have been over the past few months?
Is there a connection between the diseases under the umbrella of MCTD and Diabetes? 5'9,#135 good health minus MCTD issues. HgA1c came back high.
Fasting gluc & HgA1C are borderline (high normal). But my 2 hour post prandial levels are great (always under 120). Which test is most significant?
Tests: JimM628 ~ both are. You have mild or pre-diabetes depending on specific blood levels in tests. You MUST lose weight if you are over weight. ADD in some exercise but get stress ECG first. You MUST get and adhere to a diabetes diet. You MUST see a doctor and have this important first stage managed competently. thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, the dark creases on my neck are getting darker. My hga1c was 6.2 & my dr only told me to watch my sugar content. Pls help?
My HGA1C is 6. I have never been diagnosed with diabetes. I am 10.5 was pregnant. Any advice of what to do to lower it? I work out daily 60mins.
Please clarify: Hi. What does "I am 10.5 was pregnant" mean? I get no useful information from that statement. An A1c of 6.0% is in the "prediabetes" range. Healthy diet and exercise FOR LIFE is key; you're already doing the exercise - stay with it. Are you overweight/obese? If so, weight loss is helpful, although difficult without medications or surgery (ask any yo-yo dieter). Good luck! ...Read more
Diabetes test.: Hga1c is one of the main tests to indicate whether a person's diabetes is under good control or not. Hemoglobin is contained in red blood cells, which stay in the bloodstream for 3-4 months. Glucose can be chemically attached to hemoglobin based upon the concentration of glucose in the blood. So, hga1c measures how much glucose has been in the blood for the last three months. ...Read more
I have uncontrolled dm2 (hga1c is 8.0) but no kidney abnormality seen on bloodworkup nor do I have any htn. Do I still need to take acei for kidneys?
Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes is a silent killer and causes kidney problems. You need to request your pcp to order urine microalbumin to check for early stages of kidney problems. Irrespective of blood work acei/arb are shown to cause modulation in glomerular pressure(inside kidney) and help with renal protection.Goal in diabetic patients is <130/80. If there is protein goal is <120/70. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 10 weeks pregnant. hGA1c was 6. I exercise 60 mins daily. What can I do to lower it? Should I be concerned? I have never been diagnosis with diabetes
High normal fasting gluc and HgA1c. Normal 2 hour post prandial readings. Can fatty liver be causing my "pre-diabetic" state?
Pre-diabetic?: Your lab values does not suggest pre-diabetes but pre-diabetic state can cause fatty liver not the other way around. Decrease your carbohydrate intake and eat low fat diet to decrease the risk starting today. It also will help you to decrease the risk of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Contact me if you have further questions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I accidentally received 1000 units of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin IV 9 mo ago. After years of stability, my hga1c has elevated to 7.9, lipids gone high. Related?
Unrelated : You have diabetes and control has deteriorated as lipids are worse and hba1c is worse. The unfortunate mistake which took place 9 months ago has no bearing on now. Please discuss your diabetes control with your doctor because you need an adjustment in medication and possibly lifestyle changes of not already instated. ...Read more
Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If you have greater than 6.5% you are diabetic. It is not affected by fasting, and since our rbc's live 90-120 days, it reflects an average over that time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer: The test measures indirectly measures glucose control over the preceding 6-8 weeks. It does not measure sugar directly; therefore i would believe it not to be necessary to fast prior to the test. However, the best way to answer this question is to call the lab where you go to have the blood drawn and ask them directly whether you need to fast for the test. ...Read more
Poor sugar control: Hemoglobin A1c measures average blood sugar over approximately the past 3 months. It is the measure of how much hemoglobin is attached to sugar molecules in the blood. Sugar in your blood binds to the hemoglobin of the red blood cell and stays there throughout the cell's lifetime (120 days). At high levels of blood sugar, more reacts w/ the hemoglobin, causing an elevated hemoglobin a1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer