Glycated hemoglobin

What is Glycated hemoglobin?

Glucose molecules in the blood normally become stuck to hemoglobin molecules - this means the hemoglobin has become glycosylated (HbA1c). As a person's blood sugar becomes higher, more of the person's hemoglobin becomes glycosylated. The glucose remains attached to the hemoglobin for the life of the red blood cell, or about 2 to 3 months.

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How to test if a person is hypoglycemic? What is the most accurate work up?

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Glycated Hemoglobin test...

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To check the level of glucose in blood, you need a Glycated Hemoglobin test.
This...

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From 2001 I am diabetic I am doing work out in morning i walk half hour. after that i go gym for one hour, at night i play badminton & taking all...

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DEAR SIR/MADAM

THE BASIC PROBLEM OF YOUR DISEASE IS DECREASED SECRETION OF INSULIN. THE HBA1C LOWERING EFFECTS OF ALL THE THREE DRUGS IS VERY LESS...

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I took a glucose reading of 488 using my grandma glucose meter I tested 30 minutes after eating is that an indication of diabetes and what are...

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Yes,more chances of diabetes ,do HBA1C .

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A fasting blood sugar level less than...

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