Is this the AC1 test

Food Alergist in trainning
By Food Alergist in trainning Latest Reply 2009-10-26 15:47:25 -0500
Started 2009-10-25 13:29:54 -0500

Doctors can measure how much sugar has bound to proteins over a three to four month period using a glycated hemoglobin test. This test measures the amount of sugar that is attached to hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells. Hemoglobin circulates in the blood for about three months, so by looking at the amount of sugars that have attached to hemoglobin, doctors have a good indication of how much sugar has bound to other proteins. This is an indication of your overall blood sugar control for that period of time. If the hemoglobin carries a lot of glucose, then there's a good chance that proteins in blood vessels have suffered some damage as well. On the other hand, hemoglobin without much bound sugar means that you had good blood sugar control and have a lower risk of tissue damage. Individuals with diabetes should have their hemoglobin screened several times a year to make sure their treatment plan is working.

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Anonymous 2009-10-25 21:32:20 -0500 Report

I do not understand why you misspelled your handle if you are for real. Maybe you are an imposter?

Judimar 2009-10-26 15:47:25 -0500 Report

Perhaps spelling isn't this person's forte. Why did you find it necessary to call them out on this??

ptsparkle 2009-10-25 13:41:03 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing with those details. I adree, you should be tested every three months, and adjust as needed. Many aren't sure what tge A1C test is, so this should really help.

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