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What is the relationship between blood sugar and hemoglobin?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: None
Blood sugar and hemoglobin are not related.
However, people with longstanding diabetes, who develop kidney problems, can become anemic.

In brief: None
Blood sugar and hemoglobin are not related.
However, people with longstanding diabetes, who develop kidney problems, can become anemic.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
In brief: Glycohemoglobin
When you make new red blood cells, the current level of blood sugar is incorporated in the hemoglobin in the new cells.
We can check the levels of glycohemoglobin to check your average blood sugar for the preceding 6-8 weeks. This is the length of time it takes to replace your red blood cells.

In brief: Glycohemoglobin
When you make new red blood cells, the current level of blood sugar is incorporated in the hemoglobin in the new cells.
We can check the levels of glycohemoglobin to check your average blood sugar for the preceding 6-8 weeks. This is the length of time it takes to replace your red blood cells.
Dr. John Weeks
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