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What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

Moderate control: You have good control of your diabetes but not ideal. The goal is maximum 6%. ...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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Female, 75 yo, Hgb A1c of 6.0 Should she be concerned?

Female, 75 yo, Hgb A1c of 6.0  Should she be concerned?

No: Hga1c of 6.0 in some one that age is ok just manage her diet with no added sweets ...Read more

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Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body. ...Read more

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How are hgb A1c test results used by physicians?

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

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Will glucose of 118 and hgb A1c of 5.7 cause a high total bilirubin number?

Will glucose of 118 and hgb A1c of 5.7 cause a high total bilirubin number?

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

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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

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 more

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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? Thanks

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? 

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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 more

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