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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Can I redo GCT in a different laboratory to confirm the results?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 weeks pregnant with high GCT results. I would like to reconfirm the results. The value found today was 232 mg/dL. Can I redo the test in different laboratory to confirm the same? Is there any challenge in taking glucose again? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, of course you can do it in another laboratory. I recommend FBS (fasting blood glucose), GCT (glucose challenge test) and HbA1c. Let me know the test reports. Revert back with the reports to a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/di... Read Full »
Is it good to have Metformin 1000 mg to control the sugar level?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old male. I have a weight of 60 kilograms and a height of 164 cm. I am diabetic for the past ten years. I have an Hba1c of 8.3 %, with no other health issues. I do exercise regularly, and I am taking a healthy diet every day. I am using Gemer 2 mg twice a day, and I am unab... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking Gemer 2 mg (Glimipride with Metformin) twice daily. Please say whether you take Metformin alone and tell about the dose. If you are on Gemer 2 mg only, then you can take Glycomet 500 mg (Metformin). You do not need to begin with Metformin 1000 mg directly... Read Full »
Blood sugar fasting 97, HbA1c 6.89 and mean blood glucose 144. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood test results today. My fasting blood sugar is 97 mg/dL. But, my HbA1c is 6.89 with mean blood glucose at 144. I am going through premenopause and I am 49 years old female. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your message. I think I can help you. This is suggestive of a possible impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). I would suggest getting an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). While many do consider it out of date, I think in your case it would yield the dia... Read Full »