Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Topic Guide
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is used at times to monitor blood glucose in patients with diabetes. HbA1c is a long-term indicator of blood glucose control, it also monitors the effects of diet, exercise, and drug therapy on the patient's blood glucose. HbA1c cannot be used to monitor day to day blood glucose levels.
Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetic eye disease is a complication from diabetes. Types of diabetic eye disease include background diabetic retinopathy, nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy includes blurry or hazy vision, difficulty focusing, and night glare from oncoming lights. Causes and diagnosis is also discussed in the information. Treatment depends upon the type of eye disease.
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