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What Is The Difference Between Hb A1c And Serum Glucose
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 6.5. I am a 45 yr old female over 200lbs. How can I get my hemoglobin level back normal? My serum glucose level is 80
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How does serum glucose normally fluctuate during activie phases of acute or chronic pancreatitis? Does glucose get elevated AFTER pancreatitis ends?
Needs clarification: Ideally your triglycerides would be less than 125 mg/dl and the alt, a liver enzyme, is slightly elevated which may be due to fatty liver associated with excess body weight and blood sugar. The confusing thing is your reported glucose: 12 is not compatible with life so I wonder if you mean hemoglobin a1c or glycosylated hemoglobin. If that is 12, you have uncontrolled diabetes &need urgent care. ...Read more
Blood serum glucose was 71 about an hour after eating. Is this too low? There have been issues with dizziness. What is an ideal threshold?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you should discuss the matter with your doctor to have a fasting blood glucose and if need be a glucose tolerance test. The information you provided is insufficient for a diagnosis.
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I am Type 2 Diabetic. I have fasting insulin level of 12.3 and fasting serum glucose of 275. I eat between 50-100g carbs/day. What am I doing wrong?
Many options: Hi. I think it is more fruitful to ask, "What can be done differently to optimize control? " than "What am I doing wrong? ". We don't know what diabetes drugs you're on, so I can't make any firm recommendations. Consider: healthy diet & regular exercise FOR LIFE. You're probably on metformin. I love the GLP-1 drugs (e.g., Victoza). SGLT-2 inhibitors are very nice too. Insulin's great when needed. ...Read more
Why is serum glucose more accurate than finger tip glucose, when monitoring readings? How much faith can I put with a home glucometer?
Serum glucose is 2.2 doctor said borderline so need fasting blood test. What is this? And could this be related to B12 deficiency?
Not related: Blood sugar and B-12 are not related, although a diabetes medicine called metformin can decrease your vitamin B-12 levels. Blood sugar that runs high can be a sign of Diabetes Mellitus or Pre-Diabetes. Get the fasting sugar test done and eat a healthy diet, low in simple sugars. ...Read more
Unlikely: If both HbA1c and fasting glucose are normal you are most likely fine. Occasionally people are having much higher sugars AFTER they eat (measured 2 hours) and are diabetic without knowing it. This would have been reflected in the A1c though which is why I think you're probably fine! ...Read more
My hba1c is 27mmol/mol, what is this converted to a blood glucose reading like on my meter in mmol eg 5.0 etc?
Normal: A hba1c of 27 mmol/mol corresponds to 4.6% in the us. This is a normal level, and means that your average blood sugars are normal (4-5.6 mmol/l before meals). You cannot use hba1c to try to make a diagnosis of hypoglycemia or low sugars. ...Read more
I Never went back for a follow up visit two years ago on these HBA1C 5.6 Glucose 83 or cholesterol 241. Should I?
Lab: The cholesterol is high, following up with your doctor is a good idea ...Read more
If my fasting glucose is sometimes over 7.0mmol and most days over 6.0mmol. Does that mean I am developing diabetes? Hba1c is 27mmol/mol
Daibetic?: In general, the reference range (that found in healthy persons), of hba 1c is about 20–40 mmol/mol (4–5.9%). At 27 mmol/molm, yours is normal. Do not worry about variations in blood glucose levels, worry about the hba1c level. Reduce any risk factors you may have such as obesity, exercise more and you may not develop diabetes in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an HbA1c of 6.1 (eAG=128). However, my glucose readings during the day are always in the 90-116 range, even after meals. How can this be?
Essentially normal: Your numbers are close to or within normal limits. ...Read more
Impaired fasting glu: If these values are consistent, this is called "impaired fasting glucose". It is not quite diabetes, but not quite normal either. People with this have a higher than average tendency to develop diabetes later. Consider it a warning sign to improve diet, weight and physical activity. ...Read more
Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015, he made diabetic diet: HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015, .IS DAD diabetic?
If Dad is not taking any insulin he is doing just fine. On
the assumption that he is not taking and medicine for diabetes he is OK.
If he is on medication for diabetes he should slow down his meds by 50%.
PS: If anything, Dad is not a "diabetic". That is a silly term. In type 2 diabetes the theme is "I have diabetes" and the end result is "I am going to beat it! " ...Read more
My glucose level is 73 but my hba1c is 7.8 am I diabetic? And what is the fastest way to decrease hba1c due to work requirement. Any food suggestions?
Yes: Hemoglobin a1c is a good measure of diabetes status. A normal reading is around 5. A reading of 7.8 is very abnormal. The good news is you can change that by what you eat - go low carb (search low carb diets on the internet). That number will change slowly though because a1c is a 3 month average of blood sugar levels. ...Read more
What to do if I had a fasting blood glucose test and have been told it was high, I now have to have a hba1c on tuesday?
HbA1c: This is a blood test that tells the doctor how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3 months. If you had a high fasting sugar and your A1c is very high then you will know that you have diabetes and it is not well-controlled. If you have a low / normal A1c then you probably just starting to develop diabetes and can treat it with diet and exercise first. ...Read more
My mean plasma glucose is 111; hba1c is 5.3. My doctor said I don't have diabetes, but isn't my glucose high?
A1c between5.7 to 6.5 indicated pre diabetes.
> 6.5 indicates diabetes. Having said that diabetes is more like a gradient disease- by that what I mean is with an a1c of 5.3 your risk of diabetes is slightly higher than a person with a1c of 4.8.
Life style modifications with diet and exercise will decrease this risk. ...Read more
My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?
Hi, I'm 33. My glucose level is 6.2 mmol/L (before meals) whereas HbA1C is 5.2%. Am I at risk for diabetes according to my glucose test?
A1c: Almost certainly not. Enjoy life.Get a more detailed answer ›
OGTT results show 172 at 1h but HbA1c, fasting glucose, 2h, insulin curve are all normal. After 3.5h shaking, feeling awful, home check 68. Normal?
What can I do to lower my HbA1C and glucose levels? My last blood test over a year ago shower HbA1C 5.6 and glucose 83.... I still eat lots of sugar!!
What's the concern?: Eating sugar isn't really a factor when blood glucose is being evaluated. Maybe you can get your carbs in some other more wholesome form. Both your HgbA1c and glucose are fine. At age 24, you've got lots more worth your attention than fretting over labs. The key to preventing diabetes long-run -- and a huge help to one's emotions in a cruel world -- is staying aerobically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more
Glucose level gng down to 70, 4 hrs after lunch. Hba1c is 7%. Medicines Gliciphase-g1 half after breakfast and istamet 50/500mg after dinner. Pls help.
Looks good.: Not sure how to help. Your numbers and medications actually look pretty good. What is the problem? ...Read more
Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015, after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?
I ate two pounds of red grapes today is that bad? My last blood sugar check was HBA1C of 5.6 and glucose of 83!
Not a good idea to over do even good food.
Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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