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What Is The Meaning Of The Hgb A1c Of 72
Diabetes management: Hb A1c levels reflect average blood glucose concentration over the past 3-4 months and are a monitor of the quality of glucose control in the particular patient. The general aim is to keep A1c levels below 7. More recently, some doctors are using A1c levels to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. ...Read more
No: This is excellent diabetes control (if diabetic), borderline sugar if not diabetic. Elevated bilirubin, your doctor needs to find the cause. Gilbert syndrome may have slight high bilirubin (normal variant usually <3). Liver disease, gallstone obstruction : needs attention talk to your doctor. ...Read more
My glucose number is at 114 and my hgb A1c is at 7.40. These number were after a blood test, fasting. Am i in trouble for diabetes?
The hga1c: Is abnormal! there are two schools of thought about the numbers. I treat when no. Over 7. ...Read more
Which is worse, a higher A1c or low blood sugars?
As a 30-year type-i diabetic my goal has always been an hgb A1c lower than 7.0. However I find that when I have good a1cs in the 6's my blood sugars run lower; less than 60, 5-10 times a week. I've neve
Neither: The goal should be balance so you have the best possible A1c with the least possible low blood sugars. 5-10 hypoglycemic episodes a week is too many! It can lead to hypoglycemia unawareness, coma & death. Slightly higher sugars cause long term complications. Given how long you have had diabetes & how long you will, aim for good control 6-7%. Work closely with your Endo & this should be achievable! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I did some blood work and got Hgb A1C = 5.8 && HDL = 39. Do I have pre diabetes? I am athletic and eat pretty well. What to do?
Doesn't appear so: While the HDL appears OK, the HgBA1C is in non-diabetic range. If you are truly concerned about pre-diabetes, there are some other tests to reassure you including a fasting glucose level in conjunction with a C-Peptide level (which is the body's precursor for Insulin), or a regular Insulin level, as well as a fructosamine level. Should these all be normal, no worries! Increase exercise for HDL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers