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[IP] Re: A1C Fasting Question

>As an A1C test is a determination of your average blood sugar level during
>the past 2 - 3 months and it does this by measuring the amount of glucose
>that has adhered to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells, is there a need
>to fast for either 4 or 8 hours prior to drawing the blood for the test?  I
>ask this because my new endocrinologist has asked that I do it, but neither
>of my 2 previous ones did, nor have I fasted before using any test kit.

Are you sure he is only planning on the A1c? When they take blood for my
cholesterol, it has to be fasting.  And, typically, endos like to do a
cholesterol screening once a year.

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