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A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c from 2008

  1. What is the current thinking on the effects of higher pre pubertal A1cs? Do higher blood sugars in children pose long term health risks or not? (3 Dec 2008)
  2. Why would an A1c be "normal" when the patient often has elevated blood sugars? If prolonged use of metformin can cause kidney damage, is there another safer drug? (24 Oct 2008)
  3. Our health insurance provider said our son must have his A1c test done at a separate laboratory. I plan to appeal. Do you have any suggestions to help with this? (7 Oct 2008)
  4. Diagnosed with MODY 2, my son's fasting and 2 a.m. blood sugars are slightly elevated. Is there medication to help lower them? What should his A1c be? (21 Sep 2008)
  5. What can be done to reduce the risk of dead in bed syndrome? Even if one's A1c is suggestive of not too tight control, could it still allow for many lower readings? (8 Sep 2008)
  6. Diagnosed at two, my teen daughter stopped caring about proper care two years ago and has had elevated A1cs and protein in her urine. Isn't she too young for complications? (16 Aug 2008)
  7. When diagnosed in January, my son's A1c was 9.0. In July, it was 8.9. We are not yet doing corrections. Should he be in range by now? (15 Aug 2008)
  8. Does an A1c of 7.0 mean an average blood glucose of 170 mg/dl [9.4 mmol/L] or 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L]? What is the timeframe the A1c measures? (15 Jul 2008)
  9. Since my A1c was 6.5, my doctor said I have diabetes. I asked for an OGTT and am confused about its results. Am I diabetic or not? (15 Jun 2008)
  10. Because he was symptomatic, I checked my son's A1c. It was 5.6. I thought a child should be less than 4. Am I wrong? Should he have a glucose tolerance test? (12 May 2008)
  11. What's the highest A1c you've ever seen? If it were very high, such as 23.9 at diagnosis, is that likely inaccurate? (17 Mar 2008)
  12. Diagnosed at age 11, my 15-year-old daughter's recent A1c was 17? Why would it be so high? (18 Feb 2008)
  13. Recent blood work indicated elevated levels of various things and confirmed I'm still anemic. Would my recent elevated A1c (8.7) explain the other elevated readings? (4 Feb 2008)
  14. My 19-year-old's endocrinologist was happy with my son's 7.2 A1c, but I feel he should have suggested some adjustments. Should we find another endocrinologist? (31 Jan 2008)
  15. How can I convince the doctors that I am doing all in my power to take care of my daughter's diabetes, that her high A1c was due to a malfunctioning meter and puberty? (29 Jan 2008)
  16. My teen son's blood sugars fluctuate quite a bit and his recent A1c was 11.1. Could he be building up a tolerance to his NovoLog? Could he have an uderlying condition? (28 Jan 2008)
  17. My teen son uses a pump. He boluses four to eight units, relying on his 26.6 units of basal to help cover food. Is this causing his high A1c? (14 Jan 2008)
  18. An endocrinologist said my daughter's A1c of 5.0 was not normal, but told me to stop checking her. Do you know of any other endocrinologists in Maine besides the ones in Portland? (14 Jan 2008)
  19. By accident, an A1c was drawn on a two-month-old. The result was 2.6. Should I be concerned? (9 Jan 2008)

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