Friday, December 19, 2014

A1C and blood sugars

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The Hb A1c test tracks the amount of glucose that sticks to the hemoglobin in your blood. The glycosolated hemoglobin test happens every 90 to 120 days. Doctors use Hb A1c to see how well patients are taking care of their diabetes.

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, commented on Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest… Thank you for your thoughtful comments. As far as I am aware, I know of no…

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David Mendosa, Health Guide, commented on How Often Should People with Diabetes… You are so right that checking our A1C motivates us to do better, Brent.…

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, commented on Sugar Mountain: Why it's Difficult to… Linda,  Your comment is very timely. My post was written several…

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Amy Tudor, Health Guide, answered my A1C is at 7.2, at present. What can… Hi there, flybye - A doctor is always going to be your best source of…

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