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HbA1c is what is known as glycated haemoglobin. This identifies the average plasma glucose concentration in the body. Learn more about HbA1c at http://www.diabetes.co.uk/what-is-hba...

Fasting For Hba1c

Author Topic: Fasting for HbA1c (Read 21172 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Is it necessary to fast prior to an HbA1c? When my GP sent me for a set of blood tests her smiled and said no need to fasrt this time. However when I turned up at the hospital the vampire (quite unpleasant person) asked how long I had been fasting. When I said I had not I was told you had to do so for an HbA1c. Is this correct - I have never heard of this before. By the time I managed to get back (fasting) another four days had passed so nearly three weeks will pass between the request and the result. Has anybody got the definitve answer? Reply #1 on: 29 April 2012, 10:58:37 AM If it is only hba1c then you don't need to fast. Usually you are having other tests done at the same time as hba1c, eg cholesterol, which does require fasting to be accurate. I usually just fast anyway. The vampire is wrong in saying you have to fast for a hba1c, but depending what other tests are being done you may have to fast. If fasting doesnt cause you any problems then just make an early appt and fast that morning tends to be my approach. Reply #2 on: 29 April 2012, 11:12:30 AM There was no cholesterol tes Continue reading >>

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  1. Glucose

    My HBA1C is 6.1 with a fasting glucose of 76.66 mg/dl and pp 115 mg/dl. My doctor is saying I am normal. Am I diabetic?

  2. Liang-Hai Sie

    Do you have diabetics in your family, or are you the obesessive worrying kind?

  3. Nathan Green

    HbA1c is not uniform for everyone. Not only is the test subject to a margin of error, the rate of formation can vary. If your red blood cells have a very short lifespan, your A1c will be abnormally low. If your red blood cells have a very long lifespan, your A1c will be abnormally high. In Red cell life span heterogeneity in hematologically normal people is sufficient to alter HbA1c , figure 6, you can see how the differences in RBC lifespan impact measured A1c vs expected A1c.

    Liang-Hai Sie's answer is very good at explaining why you’re fine and don’t need to worry. The only other thing I would add is a question: what are your 4 and 5 hour post-prandial numbers? As long as you don’t have an abnormally long tail on your postprandial numbers, you’re in great shape.

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High glucose value in the Urine dip stick method signifies that the blood sugar levels are on the higher side. So to exactly know what is the number, you have to test your blood sugar levels. By the Urine dip stick method we will not be able to confirm or exactly tell the number that your body is having sugars.

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  1. Glucose

    My HBA1C is 6.1 with a fasting glucose of 76.66 mg/dl and pp 115 mg/dl. My doctor is saying I am normal. Am I diabetic?

  2. Liang-Hai Sie

    Do you have diabetics in your family, or are you the obesessive worrying kind?

  3. Nathan Green

    HbA1c is not uniform for everyone. Not only is the test subject to a margin of error, the rate of formation can vary. If your red blood cells have a very short lifespan, your A1c will be abnormally low. If your red blood cells have a very long lifespan, your A1c will be abnormally high. In Red cell life span heterogeneity in hematologically normal people is sufficient to alter HbA1c , figure 6, you can see how the differences in RBC lifespan impact measured A1c vs expected A1c.

    Liang-Hai Sie's answer is very good at explaining why you’re fine and don’t need to worry. The only other thing I would add is a question: what are your 4 and 5 hour post-prandial numbers? As long as you don’t have an abnormally long tail on your postprandial numbers, you’re in great shape.

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HbA1c Better Than Glucose for Predicting Prediabetes Risk Using HbA1c to diagnose prediabetes may improve identification of people at risk for major health complications over the next 10 years, according to the latest analysis from the community-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, published online November 15 in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. "The goal is to figure out who is at the highest risk of not only developing diabetes but of developing its serious complications, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease [CVD], and even death. Hemoglobin A1c appears to be the tool that is best able to do that," commented first author Bethany Warren, a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, in a press release from her institute. This analysis is the first to formally compare several prediabetes definitions and how well they can predict major long-term health problems. Lack of Consensus About Exact Definition of Prediabetes Prediabetes affects roughly 12% to 30% of US adults, although getting an accurate estimate has been difficult because of lack of consensus about the exact definition of prediabetes, which is al Continue reading >>

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  1. MsTCB

    Do you have to FAST for the HbA1c?

    Hmmm.... something just occurred to me as I'm sitting here at 4:00a.m. with insomnia, hungry, and waiting for the lab to open up so I can get my HBa1c test.
    Why would a HBa1c have to be done fasting? It's a 3 month average, so what difference would it make if I ate something right now?
    Anyone else have an opinion on this?

  2. MsTCB

    ? okay...then... I guess I'll just have to take my chances. I did eat a little something and I'm heading out to the lab right now. Hopefully, it was okay NOT to fast. It would have been nice if I could have heard something from just one person.

  3. snusnuMV

    You don't have to fast, no. I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier! You would only fast if you were getting other lab work done, like a lipid panel or an FBG.

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