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A1CAirman First Class
A1CGlycated Hemoglobin [not an acronym - average blood glucose control over 2-3 months]
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Among patients surveyed, 22% have stopped taking their diabetes medication without talking to their physician or other medical professional and, of those, more than one-third (38%) reported doing so because they were not reaching their A1c target quickly enough, contributing to additional challenges for the physicians and other medical professionals responsible for their care.
To explore the association between A1c and insulin resistance/[beta] cell function, we divided the subjects into the following five groups according to the A1c values: <6.5%, 6.5-7%, 7-8%, 8-9%, and [greater than or equal to] 9%.
The components of HbA were identified by charge separation on cation exchange resin and named according to their order of elution as follows: A0, A1a, A1b, and A1c. A1c is the Hb component that is composed chiefly of glycohemoglobin.
[10] surveyed 28 studies with a total of 2,439 participants and found A1c reductions of 0.32% for intervention groups compared to control groups.
The NYU researchers compared hemoglobin A1c levels in paired samples of oral and finger--stick blood taken from 75 patients with periodontal disease at the NYU College of Dentistry.
"Ask your physician about an A1c blood test if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, or multiple other risk factors such as obesity, being over the age of 45, having a past episode of diabetes during pregnancy, or a family history of the disease," he advises.
However, in their 2009 report, (9) an International Expert Committee suggested that the A1C test could be used diagnostically and recommended that [greater than or equal to] 6.5% be used as a threshold, or cutoff, for a diagnosis of diabetes.
Achievement and maintenance of tight glycemic control require titration of the therapy by initiating insulin when oral hypoglycemic agents fail to reduce A1C levels to the target.
In the past, A1C was not used for the diagnosis of pre-diabetes.
Researchers found that if you lower your hemoglobin A1c concentrations--a measure of blood glucose--by 0.9 percent over five years you reduce the heart attack risk by 17 percent.