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can anyone explain hemagloben to me

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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My doctor called me and said mine 6.5 which they said was very high.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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imasurvivor
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM

A hemoglobin A1C is a test they do to check to see what your over all/average blood sugars have been for the past 3 months. 

http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/a1c-test.jsp

http://www.pamf.org/diabetes/HemoglobinA1c.pdf

Marilynn76
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 10:54 PM

All I know is that if you are diabetic they want the Hemoglobin under 7%. Mine is currently 6%, I am not on insulin, I take metformin 3 times a day.

PurpleAndTeal
by on Apr. 9, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Get a new doctor, one who specializes in diabetes and/or endocrinology.  You have to find someone who is immersed in this to get good care.  It's not a "textbook" disease.

HA1C should be 6 or under for non-diabetics, anything under 7 is good for diabetics.

Congratulate yourself!

Here's from a medical website:

Glycated Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or H1Ac), also called glycated hemoglobin, is measured periodically to determine the average blood-sugar level over the life span of the red blood cell, which is about 8 to 10 weeks. In general, measurements suggest the following:

  • Normal HbA1c levels should be below 7%.
  • Levels of 11% to 12% glycolated hemoglobin indicate poor control of carbohydrates. High levels are also markers for kidney trouble.
LyTe684
by on Apr. 9, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Shes right. OP, did a regular doctor or an Endo tell you this? Are you already diabetic or pre/borderline diabetic?

Quoting PurpleAndTeal:

Get a new doctor, one who specializes in diabetes and/or endocrinology. You have to find someone who is immersed in this to get good care. It's not a "textbook" disease.

HA1C should be 6 or under for non-diabetics, anything under 7 is good for diabetics.

Congratulate yourself!

Here's from a medical website:

Glycated Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or H1Ac), also called glycated hemoglobin, is measured periodically to determine the average blood-sugar level over the life span of the red blood cell, which is about 8 to 10 weeks. In general, measurements suggest the following:

  • Normal HbA1c levels should be below 7%.
  • Levels of 11% to 12% glycolated hemoglobin indicate poor control of carbohydrates. High levels are also markers for kidney trouble.


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