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Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c)

Question:

Please describe your experience with hemoglobin levels. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: FreddyV, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

My hemoglobin A1C was pushing 6. And after implementing a low carb high fat way of eating my A1C went down to 4.6. I was pre-diabetic now I'm not!

Comment from: yemcee1954, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 20

I am a type I diabetic patient. My fasting glucose is 198 and random blood sugar is 178. But my latest HbA1c is 4 percent. Normally my HbA1c will be between 5 to 6 percent.

Comment from: Glenda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I had a reading of 87 for my latest HbA1c test.

REFERENCES:

American Diabetes Association. "A1C and eAG." Sept. 29, 2014. <http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/a1c/>

Horowitz, Gary L. "Hemoglobin A1c Testing." Medscape.com. Sept. 15, 2015. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2049478-overview>

healthdirect.gov. HbA1c test. Sep 2016.
<https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/hba1c-test>

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