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HbA1c and factors other than diabetes mellitus affecting it.
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PMID:  20848057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glycated haemoglobins are haemoglobins with an attached sugar moiety. They constitute the HbA1 fraction of the adult haemoglobin HbA. HbA1c is the predominant fraction of HbA1 and gives an estimate of the blood sugar levels of an individual over the last three months. It has been observed that an HbA1c value of less than seven percent reduces the microvascular complications in diabetic patients. However, HbA1c is not affected by blood sugar levels alone. Apart from blood sugar, there are other factors that affect HbA1c. This article reviews in detail the structure, formation, methods of measurement, factors affecting HbA1c levels and their clinical significance.
Sinha Nitin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-17     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Hospital, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Delhi 110002, India.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / metabolism*
Diabetes Mellitus / metabolism*,  physiopathology
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated / analysis,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; 0/hemoglobin A1c protein, human

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