What does AIC Mean

By Latest Reply 2008-12-06 11:04:44 -0600
Started 2008-12-06 06:08:05 -0600

What does this mean? I see it everywhere and have been ashamed to ask. Fear of showing my lack of knowledge.

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Anonymous 2008-12-06 11:04:44 -0600 Report

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What is HbA1c?

Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying pigment that gives blood its red color and also the predominant protein in red blood cells. About 90% of hemoglobin is hemoglobin A. (The "A" stands for adult type.) Although one chemical component accounts for 92% of hemoglobin A, approximately 8% of hemoglobin A is made up of minor components that are chemically slightly different. These minor components include hemoglobin A1c, A1b, A1a1, and A1a2. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a minor component of hemoglobin to which glucose is bound. HbA1c also is referred to as glycosylated or glucosylated hemoglobin.

Anonymous 2008-12-06 08:42:19 -0600 Report

I do not know what it stands for, but it is a blood test that can show how your what blood sugar levels have been over a 3 month period. Most doctors would like it done every 3 months.