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... It was probably not a hemoglobin test, but hemoglobin A1c test. This is also known as a glycocylated hemoglobin. It measures the percentage of hemoglobin molecules that have sugar stuck to them. ... (2 replies)
... I would think they are checking for anemia. ... (2 replies)
... I had my hemoglobin tested yesterday at the doctor and I have no idea what they are checking for. I read that it's checking for Diabetes. ... (2 replies)

... Mine A1C was 6.5 and the Dr now has me checking my blood sugar levels at home, said it was pre diabetic. ... (6 replies)
... First of all, Dawn phenomenon is where you blood sugar raises overnight in preparation for the day. If you haven't had a problem with this before, then it's probably not that. While it happens to everyone to some extent or another it probably wouldn't affect you all day long. The somogyi effect is when your glucose goes low and the liver over compensates and brings you too... (2 replies)
... consistently for the past two weeks. Doctor says to continue checking sugar and keep a log. Doctor says it could be the "down phenomenon" or the "somogyi effect. ... (2 replies)
... he started out on pills and is now insulin dependant. I've been checking my blood sugar at home for a couple of years, just because I have all the risk factors, including really high cholesterol. ... (1 replies)
... Past 2 weeks or so Ive noticed that if I dont eat every 2 or 3 hours I begin to get very lightheaded and dizzy... The past few days Ive been thirstier than ever, chugging water and gatorade like its going out of style... My vision is disturbed, not blurry where I cant read things, but just disturbed like my eyes are having trouble focusing.. This morning I was up for... (4 replies)
Vision problem
Jun 6, 2005
... The next time you see your MD, you might ask for a hemoglobin A1c test to see what your average blood sugar has been running for the previous 3 months. Keeping it under 7. ... (6 replies)
May 16, 2002
... that's really between is not great control, but probably not dangerous. And, he should be checking his blood glucose at least a couple of times a day... ... (19 replies)
... He had me try the diet for a month, checking my blood sugar at least once a day. Fasting it was between 120 and 150. He wanted me to try meds to see if we can stablize it better, and put me on Glucaphage. ... (10 replies)

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