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HbA1c or otherwise called hemoglobin A1c test or glycated hemoglobin test is a test to determine your average blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. This test detects the amount of glucose bound hemoglobin in your blood. The normal range of HbA1c is 4 to 5.6 %.

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I am pregnant and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I am 45 days pregnant, and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any problem to the baby? I am taking medicine, and my sugar is under control now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, HbA1c is high. It indicates sugar levels in the last three months. Diabetes during pregnancy will cause a small risk of congenital malformations, but it could be detected on the fetal scan at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation. Since it is detected early, now make sure ...  Read Full »

What do low hemoglobin and RBC levels indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My hemoglobin count and RBC levels were normal until about a year or two, but now my hemoglobin level is around 10 g/dL, and blood reports show that I have iron deficiency anemia. I am taking tablet Amlong 5 mg and tablet Ecosprin 75 mg and do not have any previous history of the same ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are two issues that I would like to discuss in detail. 1) Your diagnosis is correct; it is iron deficiency anemia. The best way to treat it is through oral iron supplemen...  Read Full »

Is the dripping of urine normal after UTI treatment in me?

Query: Hello doctor, About a couple of months ago, I had severe pain in my left leg, I went to the doctor and it turns out I have a UTI and there were ketones and my fasting blood sugar was 121. The doctor gave me some antibiotics and some pain killers and Vitamin B. The pain was almost gone but there was...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your question that one month ago you had left leg pain and you also have a recurrent urinary tract infection. You are a young woman, no diabetes because I saw your HbA1c report that is less than 6.5 which means you do not have any diabetes mellitus. Coming to you...  Read Full »

How does diabetes affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic patient for two years and currently entered the third month of pregnancy. And till now, I did not consult any doctor. Is my baby safe? I am taking iron, calcium, and zinc tablets for six months. Please tell me about the precautions and healthy tips.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, diabetes with pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy. The blood sugars should be checked before getting pregnant. In case a woman gets pregnant with high blood sugar levels, then there can be a risk of miscarriages, and certain congenital disabilities in t...  Read Full »

My 73-year-old father has chronic heart disease. Should he follow some dietary restrictions?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, aged 73, already has chronic heart disease and has recently taken blood and urine tests. The result is as follows. Urea- 63.0 mg/dL. Creatinine - 1.8 mg/dL. HbA1C - 6.6 %. Potassium (K) - 3.74 mmol/L. Chloride - 109.0 MEq/L. Cholesterol and HDL ratio - 3.3 % What are the food...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please help me with some details, does he have any difficulty passing urine? Like straining to pass urine, weak flow, feeling of incomplete bladder emptying? Does he have to wake up multiple times at night to pass urine? Has an ultrasound bee...  Read Full »

Can I get more information on diabetes, as I am a young adult with type 2 diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, type 2 diabetes patient. Please give me information about diabetes. Every morning, I do running around 2 miles.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your attached details (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which show you are on multiple drugs to control blood glucose and your blood glucose levels seem to be in very good control. However, if levels drop too low that is less than 70 mg or...  Read Full »

I have elevated HbA1c and cholesterol levels with tiredness and sweet cravings. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old and my HbA1c has gone to 6.2 and I have high cholesterol and lipids. I am attaching my report. The HbA1c was 6.0 when checked six months back. I have undergone a full body checkup. Please suggest whether I need to take any medicines or preventive steps. I also take m...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are no serious health problems. It appears to be a prediabetes condition. Life style changes are essential. Walk at least 3 miles daily. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. Avoid junk foods, fruit juices, carbonated beverages, icecreams, cool drinks, a...  Read Full »

What does my HbA1c level of 6.3 % indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I took my HbA1c blood test and it came back 6.3 %. Am I diabetic or pre-diabetic? I have brought a change in my eating habits completely and exercising twice per day. Will this reduce my results in six months or I should take diabetic medicines?  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to HbA1c % of 6.3 is considered a pre-diabetic state. Following are the criteria to diagnose diabetes. Normal: FBG: 70 to 100 mg/100 ml, PP: less than 140 mg and HbA1c % less than 5.7. Pre-diabetes: FBG: 101 to 125 mg, PP 141 to 199 mg and HbA1c % 5.7 to 6.4. Diabetes: ...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient, and my HbA1c levels are fluctuating. Can you suggest me a diet plan?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been a diabetic patient for the past three years with good control of my sugar levels. However, recently I have observed major fluctuations in my sugar levels, and my HbA1c was 7.8 %. I take Glycomet tablets in the morning and at night after meals. Can you suggest me a diet plan...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A healthy diet is essential for managing diabetes. Here are some general guidelines for a balanced and nutritious diet plan for diabetics. Take complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple carbohydrates like table sugar or glucose. ...  Read Full »

Could you let me know the seriousness of my dad's diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the blood reports. And, with that it was diagnosed as diabetes. Please share your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reports provided suggest inadequate glycemic control, and it's essential to clarify whether these readings pertain to the individual seeking medical advice or represent a new patient with limited prior experience in managing diabetes. Understanding the patient's c...  Read Full »

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