advertisement

Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Paul | 2019/08/12

Q.

Glycated hemoglobin

Test show glycated hemo at 365, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Doctor prescribed vasodilators and something for cholesterol. Nothing to lower hemo. Is this normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/08/15

Hi

I can't for another doctors thinking, but I can say that if you a have been diagnosed with diabetes, and your glucose levels are not at target, then medication is required. In general good fasting readings should run between 4 to 7, and a reading done 2 hours after the first bite of food(breakfast, lunch and supper) should be less than 10, as this will mean an HbA1c(3 month glucose average test) of less than 7%. To have a normal HbA1c of 4-6% would mean having fasting readings between 4-6 and post meal readings less than 8. As glucose targets are individualized, you will need to ask your doctor what he wants you to try and achieve 

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.