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Can you tell me about fasting insulin and hga1c normal?

Can you tell me about fasting insulin and hga1c normal?

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

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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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Fasting gluc & HgA1C are borderline (high normal). But my 2 hour post prandial levels are great (always under 120). Which test is most significant?

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 more

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I'm diabetic.Hga1c is 10.6, fasting glucose 220 what are the best suitable medications?

I'm diabetic.Hga1c is 10.6, fasting glucose 220 what are the best suitable medications?

Depends: On how much metformin you are on now, if you can do Insulin injections, and which other oral agents would be appropriate for you. Need consult with diabetologist (type of endocrinologist) for management plan and rx-s. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What is A1c (also called hemoglobin a1c, hga1c, glycated hemoglobin)?

What is A1c (also called hemoglobin a1c, hga1c, glycated hemoglobin)?

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

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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?

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 more

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High normal fasting gluc and HgA1c. Normal 2 hour post prandial readings. Can fatty liver be causing my "pre-diabetic" state?

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