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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Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years and weight is 54 kg approx. She suffered from chikungunya in and as chikungunya causes severe pain in joints. So the doctor prescribed painkillers always and when the pain was severe, the doctor also gave injections to decrease pain (on... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Temporarily any illness can cause elevated blood sugar levels. It is difficult to say what was the cause in her case. If the painkillers included steroids then yes, that added to the cause. But illness itself could be the reason, since it disturbs the immune system and ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and also have cholesterol. My age is 45 years. I am taking the medicine K Glim M2 twice a day for diabetes and Rosuless 10 mg for cholesterol. Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your results in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). My assessment: 1. Vitamin D level is very very low for your age. This has a huge impact on diabetes control. Advise: Start over the counter Vitamin D supplement at least 5000 units d... Read Full »