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A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c from 2002

  1. My son has to have blood work, but I can't remember. what it is they check for and cannot get in touch with the doctor to ask. (30 Dec 2002)
  2. What does this A1c result mean? Does my son have diabetes or not? (30 Nov 2002)
  3. I am confused about hemoglobin A1c values. Are there different scales or standards of measurement for A1c? (17 Nov 2002)
  4. Is there an approximate conversion formula for A1c to the average blood glucose for the previous one to two months? (17 Oct 2002)
  5. Should we be concerned about the 8.8% A1c? (15 Oct 2002)
  6. What does a low A1c mean? (23 Sep 2002)
  7. How long does it take to lower an A1c? (18 Sep 2002)
  8. Is this a "good A1c" compared to usual diagnosis A1cs? What is a good A1c goal for a seven year old? (16 Sep 2002)
  9. What should a 14 year old teenage girl's A1c be? (16 Aug 2002)
  10. What causes my A1c to increase? How do I treat this condition? (29 Jul 2002)
  11. Do you agree or think young children should also have an A1c under 7%? (21 Jun 2002)
  12. Is there any information about A1c test results being too low? What factors could cause that result? (7 Jun 2002)
  13. Is there a difference in A1c results? Should I demand more explanation for those which seem screwy? (31 May 2002)
  14. I would like to know more about the A1c test. (21 Apr 2002)
  15. When must my three and a half year old son have an eye test? Must we do the A1c test every three to four months ? (17 Apr 2002)
  16. I have type 2 diabetes and thalassemia minor. Are my A1c lab values valid? (11 Apr 2002)
  17. I am baffled by the ADA recommendation that an A1c should be less than 1% above the upper limit of normal for the lab performing the test. (8 Mar 2002)
  18. My previous doctor said that since my A1c at that time, was 6.2%, I did not have diabetes, but my new doctor said you shouldn't use the A1c as a way to diagnose diabetes. (22 Feb 2002)
  19. Are you currently aware of any specific factors that might result in a false positive A1c test? (18 Feb 2002)
  20. My 12 year son had an A1C score of 8%. What is an ideal A1c score for a child with type 1 diabetes? (13 Feb 2002)
  21. Is there a way for me to get an average of my glucose levels without waiting for doctor visits? (13 Feb 2002)
  22. What is the typical standard deviation for the A1c test? (12 Feb 2002)
  23. My last A1c was 6.3%. What is the target that is suggested for people with type 1 diabetes? (9 Feb 2002)
  24. My daughter has become very unstable over the last few months with an A1c of 13.8%, and she has had three hospital admissions. (9 Feb 2002)

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