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A1C Tests: Questions and Answers

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HbA1c test results.
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Carbohydrate rich foods.
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What does the A1C measure?


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Why do people say it only measures the "past few months"?


Doctor checks patient's blood sugar.
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Can A1C tests diagnose diabetes?


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What do the numbers mean?


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What should I do if my number is high?


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How often can I get my A1C checked?


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What's the relationship between A1C and eAG?


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What doesn't the A1C measure?


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What should my A1C goal be?


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

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David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.