Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 5, 2010
A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)
Question from New York, USA:
Because of the red blood cell turnover, would donating blood on a regular basis affect one's A1c?
I guess it would to some degree because you are decreasing the average red blood cell survival time. This is important because this survival time relates to the duration of the time the red blood cells are exposed to glucose and how much glucose attaches. The issue would be how much blood donation is occurring. Once a month might be enough to affect the HbA1c.