Monday, December 22, 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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As you know, many of my postings are based on clinical experience (as well as from my spies on this site). This past week a mother of one of my patients asked if I could blog about unexplained hyperglycemia. We are not talking about forays into fast food restaurants with "neon" signs (as one expert diabetes educator used to quip) but rather…

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