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How Is Diabetes Diagnosed, Part 2

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Another way to test for the level of blood glucose is by measuring the hemoglobin A1c (HA1c)level. When blood glucose levels are high, glucose attaches to hemoglobin molecules. The higher the blood glucose, the more hemoglobin molecules get “tagged” with glucose. This is an excellent test for estimating the average blood glucose level over the previous 6 weeks, and it is very helpful for monitoring a person’s diabetes. However, this test is not accurate enough for diagnosing diabetes and it should not be used for this purpose.

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How Is Diabetes Diagnosed, Part 1

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The hallmark of diabetes is a high level of glucose, as well as other nutrients, in the blood stream. The challenge in diagnosing this disease is in determining what levels are normal, and what levels are abnormally elevated. The problem is not an easy one, since blood glucose levels normally rise temporarily after a meal. However, after studying blood glucose levels in many individuals and checking which ones go on to develop the diabetes complications, doctors have set specific criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes.

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Exams for Diabetics: Be Aware

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It is crucial to receive regular medical care in order to lower the risk of complications of diabetes. Following are five exams that anyone who has diabetes should undergo on a regular basis.

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