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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5.6% of What??? could mean Diabetes

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/4/944.abstract

Hemoglobin A 1c is a great marker for Diabetes. Over 5.6% in laboratory testing means the patient probably has diabetes, so it is one of the best lab screening tests for this terrible disease. For our Diabetic patients, we need them to own their number and we desperately try to keep it below 7.0. Over 7.0 and healing goes way down. Read the short article summary above and get tested if you have a family history of diabetes, have sores that are slow to heal, get chronic infections somewhere in your body, are constantly thirsty, and/or have frequent urges to urinate. The test results just could save your life.

1 comment:

  1. Monitor the sugar levels in order to avoid infection from setting in.

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