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What is the diabetes diagnostic level of hba1c?

What is the diabetes diagnostic level of hba1c?

HgbA1c: Hgba1c is a numeric value that determines your average glucose over a 2-3 month period of time. The simplest way to understand hgba1c is to multiply its value x 22. That will give you your average glucose over a 2-3 month period. If your hgba1c is 6.0, then your average glucose is 132(6.0 x 22=132). ...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 the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

Depends...: People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 126 mg/dl. In general, high blood glucose, also called 'hyperglycemia', is considered "high" when it is 160 mg/dl and above. If you have diabetes, your physician will define your target blood glucose that is as close to normal as possible that you can safely achieve given your overall medical health. ...Read more

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How can the measurement of a blood c peptide level help to determine the type of diabetes?

How can  the measurement of a blood c peptide level help to determine the type of diabetes?

Helps determine type: A c-peptide level is low in patients with type 1 dm because it is part of the Insulin hormone and type 1 diabetics lack insulin. It is usually high or normal in type 2 diabetics. ...Read more

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Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

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. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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What is the accepted blood sugar level for a dm patient?

What is the accepted blood sugar level for a dm patient?

Close to normal leve: Closer to normal the better. The target should be a fasting blood sugar level between 100mg to 120mg. Any levels above 140- 150mg would be a suboptimal control. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the average blood sugar level of a non-diabetic toddler?

What is the average blood sugar level of a non-diabetic toddler?

60-100: Normal blood glucose level for toddler ranges from 60 to 100 mg per dl. ...Read more

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Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range. ?

Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range. ?

See below: Your result is at the upper limit of normal. You should consult your doctor for further evaluation, especially to see if there is protein in your urine. Medication can stabilize renal function. It is very important to maintain glucose control. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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Is the fasting plasma glucose test the best way to find diabetes of any type?

Is the fasting plasma glucose test the best way to find diabetes of any type?

No: Diabetes is diagnosed based on several criteria. One test is the fasting plasma glucose test, but this should be confirmed with a second elevated fasting glucose test. A glucose challenge test or a hemoglobin A1c test may be substituted as well. ...Read more

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What is the required blood sugar level for a diabetes type 1 patient?

What is the required blood sugar level for a diabetes type 1 patient?

Normal range: Diabetes needs to be have blood sugar controlled in order to decrease the many side effects. The goal should be about normal levels. ...Read more

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Is the hba1c the test for diabetics?

Is the hba1c the test for diabetics?

Yes: It is one of the test, it is used for diagnosis an also for follow up on how a person is doing with their medicine. ...Read more

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What is pre-diabetes? Is it borderline diabetes? I have 91mg/dl glucose in my blood. Is it normal? What level of glucose is considered pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes: A blood glucose level of 91 is OK. There really is no such thing as pre-diabetes - either you have it or you do not. Why are you checking your blood sugar, and how often are you doing that? The only thing you should be concerned about is your weight. If your weight is fine enjoy your life. If you feel you are overweight please make an appointment with a dietitian. ...Read more

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What is the best indicator of having diabetic nephropathy?

What is the best indicator of having diabetic nephropathy?

Protein in the urine: Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease caused by long-standing diabetes. The best indicator that diabetic nephropathy is developing is the amount of urine protein. Normally there is none, or tiny amounts of protein found. In diabetic nephropathy there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine. That's why doctors monitor urine protein, along with blood tests for kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a high AST level?

What is the significance of a high AST level?

Many possibilities: Ast (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme made by liver & muscle which when damaged can leak ast into the bloodstream more than normally. In addition to liver injury (eg from alcohol, overdoses of meds like acetaminophen, viral hepatitis, med side effects, hemochromatosis, fatty liver), ast can be high occur in thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, muscle disease. Sometimes no cause is found. ...Read more

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What is the level of LDL where statins are needed?

What is the level of LDL where statins are needed?

LDL: This would depend on your past medical history,family history,and physical exam. If no history of diabetes,heart disease,stroke,hypertension it may not be indicate. If there is a positive finding then the LDL should be less than 80. Hope that is somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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What is the preciseness of accu check meter for blood sugar?

What is the preciseness of accu check meter for blood sugar?

Very good: Hi. The accuracy required for approval is something like within 10-15% of an accurate serum glucose measurement. They're pretty darn accurate. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of fasting blood suger of the mother during lactation?

What is the normal range of fasting blood suger of the mother during lactation?

74-90: There are no significant fluctuations among the glucose levels obtained during the period after lactation, compared to non-lactating women. The normal range, depending on your laboratory's reference range, is about 74-90 mg/dl. ...Read more

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