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Author Topic: Fructosamine better than A1c  (Read 159 times)

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Fructosamine better than A1c
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:02:36 PM »
The Thomas Jefferson University has found that blood levels of fructosamine are a much better marker of and more responsive to current BG levels. The study was conducted while trying to assess the markers for predicting post surgery complications in patients.

You can read the full story here

http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/news/2017/11/new-marker-for-blood-sugar-could-reduce-surgery-complications.html

Or an abridged version here, if the above link is inoperative

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171116163016.htm
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Re: Fructosamine better than A1c
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 09:00:18 PM »
I don’t think that such a test is available in a routine blood panel. Hope that it becomes available soon or better still as a home test.
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Re: Fructosamine better than A1c
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 09:58:34 PM »
I don’t know if this is available as a standard test or if there is a special test for it. Will find out from my lab.

Note that the paper says A1c 7% = 292 mmol/L of fructosamine. So it should be way lower than that number, preferably below 250.

ETA : I checked the Tests Menu online with the lab and the test is available.
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