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What Should My Hemoglobin A1c During Pregnancy
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Controlled: Good diabetes control is important in pregnancy for best fetal health. There is some leeway because both high and low blood sugar can cause harm to mom and baby, but in general the lowest safely achievable A1c is desirable. Pregnant women with diabetes need to work closely with their ob/gyn and their pcp or endocrinologist, as medications used and level of control often change in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemoglobin A1C= 51%.Should I be concerned about getting pre-diabetic soon?Trying to conceive and have hashimoto's thyroiditis with TSH 2.6, TPO Abs 17
Nl A1C and thyroid: I am assuming that your A1C is 5.1%, not 51% as normal is 5.8%. Your range is perfectly normal with no concern for pre diabetes. All pregnant women are checked for gestational DM midway through the pregnancy. Your thyroid levels look good. Let your Dr know when you conceive so he/she can check your levels then and frequently during the pregnancy. ...Read more
Poor sugar control: Hemoglobin A1c measures average blood sugar over approximately the past 3 months. It is the measure of how much hemoglobin is attached to sugar molecules in the blood. Sugar in your blood binds to the hemoglobin of the red blood cell and stays there throughout the cell's lifetime (120 days). At high levels of blood sugar, more reacts w/ the hemoglobin, causing an elevated hemoglobin a1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If you have greater than 6.5% you are diabetic. It is not affected by fasting, and since our rbc's live 90-120 days, it reflects an average over that time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia vs diabetes: A hemoglobin is measured to screen someone for anemia. A hemoglobin a1c is measured to screen for diabetes or to evaluate a person known to have diabetes. They are quite different, though certain disorders of hemoglobin type can also alter how one should interpret an a1c value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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