Significance of Glycosylated Hemoblogin (HbA1c)

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What is Glycosylated Hemoblogin?

Hemoglobin A1c is a means of monitoring chronic glycemic control. HbA1c is formed by the non-enzymatic glycation of regular hemoglobin. Its level is dependent upon the plasma glucose levels, and is reflective of the average blood glucose level within the preceding three-month period corresponding to the life span of red blood cells (100-120 days).

Normal values for Glycosylated Hemoblogin:

Every 1% increase in HbA1c corresponds with a 35 mg/dL increase in the mean plasma glucose level. Normal hemoglobin A1c level is less than 6%.

Additional Reading:

Basic Endocrinology

1. Introduction to Endocrinology
2. Hypothalamic-pituitary system
3. Adrenal Hormones
4. Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) and ECF Regulation
5. Endocrine Pancreas
6. Growth Hormone
7. Adrenal Medulla
8. Hormonal Control of Calcium and Phosphate
9. Thyroid Hormones
10. Hormones of Male Reproduction
11. Hormones of Female Reproduction
12. Fluid Compartments of the Body
13. Notes on Hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary and Thyroid
14. Additional Notes on Female Reproduction
15. Hormonal Signaling Pathways
16. FAQ on Adrenal Hormones
17. FAQ on Male Reproduction
18. Synthesis and Deficiencies of Adrenal Hormones
19. Significance of Glycosylated Hemoblogin (HbA1c)
20. Significance of Measuring Albumin while with Calcium Levels
21. Stepwise Approach to Treatment of Ascites
22. How to differentiate between Diabetes Insipidus vs Psychogenic Polydipsia

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