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A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)

My five-year-old was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes almost a year ago. Since then, I’ve gotten more and more lenient about what he eats, when and how much. His A1c’s have been great – maximum of 6.1. Is the only number that really truly counts when judging control?

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My daughter was diagnosed 4 years ago with type 1 diabetes. She is now 8 years old. I would like to know what the Hemoglobin A1C tests results should be.

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My 26 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes eight months ago, has taken exceptionally good care of herself since and has lost a lot of weight. She is only taking Lantus, and her A1c is 4.6%. I don’t understand why her doctor is not happy about her A1c dropping from 13.9% to 4.6%. Is there something wrong that A1c? Her meter average is around 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L]. Is that too low?

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My three and a half year old son has had diabetes for about two and a half years. When must he have an eye test? Must we do the A1c test every three to four months ?

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The A1C test result at our most recent quarterly endo visit for my 14 year old was 8.7. However only two weeks ago, we completed an at home A1C from Metrika (A1cNow) with a result of 7. Can you explain the diverse test results only 2 weeks apart? My endo offered no explanation when we shared we got a 7 only two weeks before.

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I have some symptoms of diabetes, but don’t seem to fit the profile for type 1 or type 2. Could it be something else?

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My doctor says my A1c, a long term test, is fine. I read that short term tests are more important. Which is it?

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Is it possible that certain individuals could be prone to higher or lower A1cs?

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What is the normal expected A1c range for a type 1 diabetic? What changes should I make to my son’s care?

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For the past year, my daughter, a competitive swimmer, has had an elevated A1c, even though she takes a lot of insulin. Is her exercise causing her to need so much insulin? Does she have absorption issues? Should she inject closer to muscle?

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