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Why do type 1 diabetic patients have to increase their hemoglobin a1c?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: A1c a control marker
A1c is a long term marker for glucose levels in the body.
It will go up to higher levels when the blood sugar levels are above recomended levels and declines when you keep your sugars in a healthy range. Since the sugar level can go up or down dramaticly over less than hour, A1c is a better overall gage of long term control than your test diary (& you can't fudge the value).

In brief: A1c a control marker
A1c is a long term marker for glucose levels in the body.
It will go up to higher levels when the blood sugar levels are above recomended levels and declines when you keep your sugars in a healthy range. Since the sugar level can go up or down dramaticly over less than hour, A1c is a better overall gage of long term control than your test diary (& you can't fudge the value).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: They don't
They need to get hga1c to 6.0-7.0 without getting low blood sugars!

In brief: They don't
They need to get hga1c to 6.0-7.0 without getting low blood sugars!
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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