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[IP] Wayne on A1c tests



Hey Wayne-
Start digging please.  I would really like to learn more about that article.  Until recently my HA1cs were so bad that it was a moot point, but now that things are going better, I'm eager to find out more.  Thanks.
Dianne


 ---- On Aug  7 email @ redacted wrote: 
> Laurie, BG highs are about 8 times more influential than lows in
> determining the A1C.  Yes,the glucose can become"unstuck", but you need to
> be good for a week to compensate for a full day in the 200s.   Also the
> average is  more weighted toward the glucose on the healthiest (youngest)
> blood cells, so the A1C is a better reflection of your control in the
> previous month, rather than what they used to say, that it was over the
> past 3 months.  Most docs don't keep up on the latest research re : A1c.
> This info came from an article that I dont' have at home, but could
> probably find in my office  next week if anyone is interested.
> -wayne
> 
> <<<<<<<Bravo, bravo and thank you! As someone who performed glycos for years
> in the lab, how nice to see a reply from a person who really understands
> the test. I have been to *endos* who told me the A1C was an average and
> that lows could counterbalance highs.
> My only question for you is - are you sure they don't easily become
> "unstuck"? My impression was that RBC glycosylation was a very permanent
> and final process. If we only *could* make them become unstuck.....
> Thank you,
> Laurie, MT>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> 
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