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Decoding HbA1c Test for Blood Sugar

The HbA1c assay is the gold-standard measurement of chronic glycemia and measures the amount of glucose that binds to hemoglobin over a period of 3 months The HbA1c Test is often prescribed as a must-do blood test for pre-diabetic, type 1 diabetic or type 2 diabetic or even non-diabetics....Read More

Posted on : Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:00 AM
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I will be much benefitted if I know whether I have to go for the test in empty stomock or after taking food. Since I am going for this test periodically I want to know this.
Replied on Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:00 AM
HbA1c test measure the average level of glucose during last 3 months.Hence you can go both with empty stomach or after taking food.
Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:29 AM

Can having a lot of sugary foods as at Cristmas time raise the levels seen on HbA1c test?
Replied on Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:30 PM
What should be the reference range of HbA1c in Ist, IInd and IIIrd Trimester of pregnancy????????
Replied on Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:00 AM
I have been getting my blood sugar tested every six months because of family history. I run /cycle 5 to 6 time a week and otherwise have a desk job.I am 44 yrs old. I feel unease after 2 hrs of taking food in the morning after excersie but after taking food I am ok. My blood sugar fasting in last 6 months was 100 and 91 and pp as 122 and 102 Recently I did Hb1ac test and it gave 6.1. Can I be predibatic pls suggest Thanks
Replied on Monday, August 6, 2012 7:32 AM

Yes, at 6.1 this is a pre diabetic level. From 5.7-6.3 is pre diabetes. At 6.4 you are diabetic. Keep up the excercise, but you must watch your carbohydrate consumption. Bread, rice, pasta potatoes fruit juice and more than 2 fruits a day will keep you in this state. Increase salads and non starchy vegetables as well as lean proteins and you will improve. Dr. Marks
Replied on Friday, August 24, 2012 2:27 PM

I was diagnosed diabetic 2 in July,2011. Fasting was 299, PP 326 and Hba1c 10.6 !! I was administered Meformin 500 mg twice a day.With all other precautions on diet and exercise I could bring down the HbA1c to 5.9 in Aug,2012. I quit medicine to see the HbA1c behavior. Diet control and 70 minutes evening walk continues. During the Non-medicine period my glucometer reading of fasting was always in the range 100-85 but sometimes PP went upto 190. Anyways, after August 27th when HbA1c read 5.9 I again got tested for HbA1c today [3rd Dec.2012] and the reading is again 5.9 with mean as 122.6 Am I right in quitting medicine ? Does 5.9 suggest that I better control diabetes with diet control and evening walk only. Thanks
Replied on Monday, December 3, 2012 11:01 AM

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