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What Is The Diabetes Diagnostic Level Of Hb A1c
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High B12: Usually taking too much. Sometimes liver disease. ...Read more