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[IP] Re: Fructosamine

The company that makes the In Charge meter is at

I read somewhere (the In Charge website? Maybe it was the
Diabetes Monitor website) that they are not recommended for
children and pg women but I don't know why that is. (Maybe
because they were just never tested on them so they can't
recommend them for those people? Who knows. Maybe someone who
does know will tell us.) The test shows how the blood sugar
control has been over the last 2-3wks as opposed to the last 3mos
like the A1C. Similar test, just testing for different proteins
on the hemoglobin. 

Dr M. checks this same thing when our kids do the blood tests. He
tells us the A1C (3mos, long-range control) as well as the
glycated or glycohemoglobin (can't remember which one it is but
it is the 2-3wks, short-range control.) The only difference is,
with the In Charge meter you could test weekly rather than every
3-4mos and thus get better control.

Hope this helps!

You said:
I have never heard of this test.  What is it testing for and how
important is 
it for an almost nine year old?

Take care, Kerri, alulitsuti (mother of many children) & the
little guy due 3/10/01 
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