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From New Jersey, USA:

Can a person present with glucosuria on three occasions but have a normal test result on the HgbA1c? The test was done within 1 week of the third episode, yet it came back with normal values. How is this possible?


Yes it's possible. Glycosuria (sugar in the urine) can be the result of a lower than normal threshold for the kidney to allow sugar into the urine. This is not usually a medical problem. There are other rare reasons but these are usually accompanied by other things in the urine. Finally, it is possible for the HbA1c [glycohemoglobin] to still be within the normal range in the very early stages of diabetes when blood sugar is elevated only occasionally and for brief periods. Speak to your doctor about where to go from here.


Original posting 17 Mar 1998
Posted to A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c


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