Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Marlene | 2009/04/07

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diabetes

I had a Glycated Hemoglobin test ran, rountine yearly tests my doctor does. It says the range is from 4.6-6.0, The note beside my result from my doctor says " borderline blood sugar" . Does this mean I am not a borderline diabetic or a diabetic?

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Diabetes expert

For the diagnosis of diabetes you need a fasting blood glucose more than or equal to 7 mmol/l or a random glucose with symptoms or a 2 hour value after the glucose tolerance test of more than 11 mmol/l. You don't use the HbA1c to diagnose diabetes, but it gives an indication of glucose control over the preceding 2-3 months.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/02

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