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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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As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain…

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centaurbn, Community Member, commented on Sugar Mountain: Why it's Difficult to… Very informative and intuitive.  My A1Cs have been in the 8.8 to 10.5…

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Cosperus, Community Member, commented on Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest… Does anyone know the +/- accuracy of the A1C laboratory test as performed by a…

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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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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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