Tag Archives: A1C

More Than Numbers

Yesterday my son and I went to a College Fair. It was quite an event – more than 250 colleges in attendance and some interesting seminars. It was our first venture into the college search phase of life. We attended … Continue reading

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Changing diabetes management in older and elderly people

The results of the DCCT and the UKPDS studies changed lives. They also changed health care practice. Since 1993 we have been carb counting and using basal-bolus insulin dosing (type 1 diabetes). We’ve been starting insulin earlier and/or using a combination … Continue reading

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A1C frequency and glucose stability

This article says that people with type 2 diabetes may be having their A1C checked too often. They say that people whose blood glucose level is stable only need to get their A1C checked once or twice a year, yet many are … Continue reading

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What is Hemoglobin A1C?

I attended a diabetes update the other day, and wanted to share what I learned. The speakers were great, but I was possibly even more impressed with the questions asked by people in the audience. One man, who disclosed that … Continue reading

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Diabetes Benchmark

It’s incredible how something that’s been around for more than thirty years – hemoglobin A1C – is just now becoming more well-known. At any rate, I saw an article about A1C today that was called “Future Diabetes Test.” I was … Continue reading

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Painfully Obvious?

Yesterday and today I received notice of articles reporting on diabetes research that appears to be painfully obvious. There’s one about kids who watch television having higher A1Cs. Ya think? That would be the lack of activity, folks. And another … Continue reading

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What we say and what we hear

Something that I experience often in my diabetes education practice is patients not knowing they have diabetes. I realize that this sounds kind of crazy, but it really is a pattern. I get a referral from a health care provider, … Continue reading

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