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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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  In the July 2014 issue of Diabetes Care, written by Chiang, Kirkman, Laffel, and Peters, (Diabetes Care 2014; 37:2034–2054 | DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140), new guidelines were provided for hemoglobin (hb) A1c. No longer are A1cs stratified by different age groups. Rather, new guidelines have been developed according to recent…

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tmok352, Community Member, commented on Easy and Accurate Diabetes Monitoring… I'm so pleased that this is now available. We should be able to better…

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tlskahan@aol.com, Community Member, posted My A1c Told On Me! I just read over my labs taken by my Endocrinologist two days ago. My A1c was 9.1!!!! I sometimes…

09/25/14

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wiyosaya, Community Member, commented on Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest… Thank you for your reply.   The research that I did on meters before…

09/11/14

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scoobicar401, Community Member, commented on Giving Extra Time to Check Blood Sugar,… It should not be surprising to me, to find out after 2 A1c blood tests,…

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