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A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)

My twin sister and I are 20 and have had diabetes for 12 years. We have been on two different regimens with shots, but our endocrinologist wants us to try pumps. With good A1cs, I am comfortable sticking with shots. What would the advantage of a pump be?

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After 10 years, my daughter’s A1c has gone up to 7.2. My ex-husband suspects she is overeating and “cheating.” What is the average A1c for a teen with type 1?

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Despite having in-range blood sugars, which were confirmed by a continuous sensor, my daughter’s A1c was 14. Where can we find out why this is happening?

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Recently, while on vacation, I had to re-use some pump sites. Once, I was quite high for a couple of hours. Will this affect my A1c?

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I recently had an A1c test. What is this test? What is the “normal” range? Does my low dose of glyburide “take care of” this?

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Recent blood work indicated elevated levels of various things and confirmed I’m still anemic. Would my recent elevated A1c (8.7) explain the other elevated readings?

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Why is it acceptable for a 10-year-old to have an HbA1c of 8? Our pediatrician does not want us to work toward a lower A1c. Am I right to be concerned about possible future complications?

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Our primary physician and I are concerned about my young daughter’s elevated A1cs while the endocrinologist is not. What do you recommend? Should I seek a second opinion?

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My daughter was diagnosed about 9 months ago. Three months later, we had her first A1c which was 9.3. Recently she had another A1C that is 7.1. We were initially thrilled and then confused. Is this too tight of control for a 3 year old?

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What the pros and cons of the A1c and fructosamine tests? I have read that the fructosamine is a less subjective and a more reliable and stable test than the A1c.

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