Blood glucose test ha1c

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Avatar n tn is this necessary? do i need the glucose test if my blood sugar test came back just fine??? thanks for the help !
1452593 tn?1285187324 Two hour PC (Postprandial glucose test) where they make you fast for 8 hours, take a blood sample to get your glucose reading, and then you eat a meal and then they test your blood-sugar again (another blood sample). You have to do insulin or your sugar goes through the roof. Beats me....
975514 tn?1324997938 I recently had a blood test, which included a glucose test. I wasn't fasting. I ate a bowl of whole grain cereal at about 5AM. My test was a 10AM. My uncle has diabetes and my sister is hypoglycemic. I know I get sick if I have a shake from McDonalds, but that's about it. I get really tired and nauseated. I don't drink sugary beverages at all just because I am always watching my weight, but I wonder now how that would effect me?
Avatar n tn The A1c test is a measure of control, not a diagnostic test, so it is very possible that the Metformin is controlling your blood sugar and that is why your A1c is good. Metformin is also used as a preventative for people with pre-diabetes. You could discuss lowering your dose with a doctor. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and doesn't work on the food you eat like some other oral medications.
Avatar f tn I just received the results of my HbA1c blood test and it was 5.6. Is that normal or considered pre-diabetic? I also had a fasting blood sugar done in Oct.2009 that was 107.
Avatar f tn you need to ask your doctor to test HA1c. THis test gives average glucose levels over a 3 month period and is a very indication of your blood sugar levels and status. Thyroid being off can affect your glucose. However as Zoela said take this as a timely warning about there being a potential problem and use it.
Avatar m tn thankyou Also to ot quickly i had previously had a blood test back in 2009 and my morning test was 4.7.
Avatar n tn I'm a novice when it comes to diabetes so I could use some help. I'm on 2.5mg of Glipizide and have been for about four years. My doctor discourages blood glucose testings -- says that's only necessary if I were on insulin. However, I will occasionally check my blood sugar -- maybe once or twice a month or if I'm not feeling well. I checked it on Sunday and found it was running somewhat high.
Avatar m tn Since we have no mention of a home glucose test meter in your post my question to you is how do you know when your blood glucose is going down? And when? See this link on when to test your blood glucose before, during, and after a workout. As Sally mentioned, it is best to monitor your blood glucose with a home test meter.This is the only way to know, besides being tested at the doctors office, your glucose levels.
Avatar n tn I can understand the confusion when a lab has conflicting ranges. Why that is is unknown and only can be answered by the lab. Not all labs, or hospital labs, use the same ranges, in fact most are different from one to the other. Another puzzling fact is I know of labs within the same company that use different ranges. The big question is why doesn't the FDA and AACE [American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist] set stricter guidelines?
Avatar m tn You don't say where you live. If you live in the U.S. I'm assuming that was your HA1C? He did labwork and that test checks your average for 2-3 months? You should always ask for a copy of your labwork and an explanation. A good A1C is under 7.0 although some doctors will say up to 7.0 is good. For your daily readings you want to be under 100 if possible at your fasting test and then you want to stay under 140 two hours after your meals.
Avatar f tn She went to the college health services and had a fasting blood glucose test done. It came back with a level of 252. She had a few keytones in her urine as well. That day they sent her to an Endocrinologist. There they started her immediately on insulin. About a couple of weeks later, they did A1C test that came back with a level of 10. I don't see anywhere where they did a C-peptide test. How can they for sure know that she has type 1 and not type 2??
Avatar f tn I suggest you see your care provider and ask for an A1c [HbA1c, HgbA1c, HA1c] test. Currently, the A1c is the gold standard in testing for determining type 2 diabetes.
1549369 tn?1293952500 "As soon as I finish eating a 'full meal' I suddenly feel like my stomach has dropped into oblivion." I suggest you get a full health checkup at your doctor's office and go through the process of elimination to get to the bottom of your issue. If this 'never' happens after snacking or with a small meal I would look at several possibilities to your 'strange symptoms'. 1.
Avatar n tn Much more accurate is a fasting blood glucose (particularly if it is high), or HA1C - which will tell you your average blood glucose over the past 3 months. If you are concerned and there is diabetes in your family, you could use one of their glucose monitors and measure 2 hours after a normal meal. If your levels are high 2 hours after a normal meal, that would indicate that you should look into it further.
462570 tn?1273632977 In your history of practise have you or anyone else on this forum had lowered glucose numbers (ie. fasting readings, 2 hour post prandial readings, etc) but then tested out at a HIGHER Hemoglobin A1C????? (Forgive me if I get the letters and numbers mixed up - is it HC1a or Ha1C????? I can never remember. Since being put on Lantus Insulin - my readings have been alittle lower but my HA1C is higher. It jumped .3 %. I had this problem with oral meds aswell. My HC1a was 6.
245504 tn?1224099316 I previously posted a question because I was worried that my blood sugar 1 hour after a McDonald's was 144. Well today my fasting blood glucose level was 78. So was that spike because of the McDonald's? IF I was diabetic wouldn't my fasting level be high too? Thanks so much.
Avatar n tn My care is currently through my Family Doctor. My last two HA1C tests were 7.2 and 7.4, and creatinine was 1.1. I am taking Metformin XR, 1 gm twice a day, total of 2 grams (four 500 mg tablets). I take 1 gram in the morning and 1 at night. My blood sugars tend to run high in the morning and decrease during the day. I have no specific instructions whether to take at meals, with water, etc. Would it likely make any difference to take 1.5 grams at night and 0.
Avatar f tn They checked her sugars a couple more times over a two week period and were 102 and 11 a few hours after eating, so not bad. Another urine sample showed trace glucose. Her HA1C in office was only 5.1, so not bad. I don't know what this all really means. If it was just a fluke that her urine sugars were so high one time or what. Anyone have any knowledge on the matter?
Avatar n tn Hi There, I'm a recently turned 40year old male,living in Malaysia. I have a history of neck issues (cervical spondylitis)? Sometime later Sept - Oct 09, stiffness of the neck and head getting heavy had me run to my GP for advise. He checked my blood sugar and it was 22 Mmol. I also have had elevated blood sugar problems when I had a boil somewhere on the body or the neck getting stiff, after a while it went away.
Avatar m tn Testosterone levels. This last blood test, my doctor decides to take a full blood test, so it had to be a fasting blood test . Everything seemed normal until he noticed my Glucose was up to 176. Turned out I screwed up with the fasting, since I took a protein shake the night before testing in the morning, as I had gone to the gym. So he decides to have me retake it again, thinking that the previous test was inaccurate.