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Why Do Diabetes Patients Test Glycosylated Hemoglobin

2013-08-14 14:46

Why do Diabetes patients need do regular checkups for glycosylated hemoglobin? Does glycosylated hemoglobin have any relation with Diabetes. If I answer this question, I say yes. Want to know clearly? Well, follow us to find the answer.

The typical characteristics of Diabetic Mellitus are high blood sugar and glycosuria. And Diabetic Mellitus patients show the sign of drinking more, polyphagia, polyuria and weight loss clinally.

1. What is glycosylated hemoglobin?

Glycosylated hemoglobin is the product of combination of hemoglobin in red blood cells and blood sugar in bloodstream.

2. What is blood sugar?

Blood sugar is monosaccharide in bloodstream from where carbohydrates of foods decomposite. Generally speaking, it refers to glucose. Blood sugar tests results reflect the present blood sugar level. In addition, glycosylated hemoglobin tests usually can reflect a patient’s blood sugar control within 8-12 weeks. Glycosylated hemoglobin is the ‘ Golden Standard ‘ of new Diabetic Mellitu diagnosis and treatment monitor. As a result, if the lab test shows your glycosylated hemoglobin level rise, it can be a reliable indicator which can measure that a Diabetic Mellitus patient have a long-time of hyperglycemia. IDF (International Diabetes Federal) suggests that patients should control glycosylated hemoglobin under 6.5.

3. Tests standard

Glycosylated hemoglobin is 7%-8%. In this case, patients should pay attention to postprandial blood sugar which is helpful for reducing hypoglycemia reaction. If it is more than 8%, they should give attention to both limosis blood sugar and postprandial. And if it is less than 8%, they should improve postprandial blood sugar. Besides, if limosis blood sugar is more than 7.1mmol/l and glycosylated hemoglobin is more than 8%, it indicates that recent blood sugar control is not good, so patients should adjust their treatment plan.

4. The condition of glycosylated hemoglobin and blood sugar control

Blood sugar is 4%-6% which shows your blood sugar control is normal.

Blood sugar is 6%-7% which indicates your blood sugar control is ideal.

Blood sugar is 7%-8% which indicates your blood sugar is just ok.

8%-9% of blood sugar control is not ideal. And you should enhance your blood sugar control and care about your diet structure and exercise. Besides, you need to adjust your therapy plan under the guide of your doctor.

If it is more than 9%, blood sugar control is very bad which is the dangerous risk factor of chronic secondary complications. Diabetic Nephropathy, arteriosclerosis, cataract and other secondary complications may present.

If your lab tests show your glycosylated hemoglobin control is not ideal, you should adjust it as early as possible under the guide of your doctor. Besides, if you want to ask consultants or practitioner of Chinese medicine for help, you can click the dialogue box of customer service directly and find your needed consultant.

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