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A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)

Can you tell me the normal range for the hemoglobin A1C test?

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Can you explain why more hypoglycemia occurs as my A1c moves in the normal range of about 5%? If I continue to lose weight, will my A1c drop further? Will I end up with more bouts of hypoglycemia if my A1c goes into the 4% range?

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I have a friend who has diabetes. I’m interesting in the monitoring of glycosylated hemoglobin and I’m wondering how it is possible to separate the glycated hemoglobin from the native one.

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I check my blood sugar regularly several times a day and get acceptable readings. I cannot get my A1c level down below 10. My endocrinologist is baffled and it is very frustrating to me. I am in the process of changing to a new insulin pump. Any suggestions?

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My son’s recent A1c was 6.8%, and his doctor was thrilled. However, then I hear other people saying this score is still too high, and we should be shooting for the low 6% range, which seems impossible to achieve without more hypos. Can I possibly be hearing about different scales or standards of measurement?

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I am a teen girl trying to lose 10 to 20 pounds. I play basketball, run and power walk while trying to watch what I eat. My A1c has gone up a bit, too. How can I lose weight safely?

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I exercise, eat well and have lost weight. However, I now find that I am having trouble maintaining my weight. Why is this? My doctor says my A1c of 6.7 is fine.

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My teen son keeps needing to increase his daily insulin. Our endocrinologist will not add metformin as was recommended by someone else. What are the average amounts of insulin taken and A1cs, typically, that key a physician to add a drug like metformin to a teen’s daily medications?

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My endocrinologist does not do in-office A1c testing so I cannot discuss the results when I have an appointment. Any suggestions on how to handle this in a nice manner? The office does not recommend home A1c testing.

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I’ve had diabetes since I was pregnant. My son’s recent A1c was 5.9. Does this mean he may get type 1? Should I be concerned with his A1c?

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