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From Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA:

My 13 year old son just had his first a1c test done. He has IDDM type 1. Can you explain some of the results:

  • A1C 5.8
  • fructosamine 279
  • PBG 0.82
  • albumin 4.8
  • TSH 1.5
  • T4, free
  • non-dialysis 0.92

Are these results good in all areas? I don't understand too much since he is newly diagnosed.


This looks like new diabetes. The A1c reflects very good control, and okay for new; I wouldn't usually look for it to stay this low. The thyroid studies (T4 and TSH) also are okay. I don't understand the other tests.


Original posting 7 Sep 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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