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can iron deficiency anemia distort the outcome of the A1C

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I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. My A1C was 6.6 and at the same time my fasting blood glucose was 107. At one appointent, my glucose level read 130 1 hour after eating oatmeal and yesterday 79 3 hours after having a green smoothie. I am also iron deficiency anemic which we are really just now starting to treat. Should my doctor have treated the iron deficiency anemia before diagnosing me since my blood glucose levels are not matching up with the reading of my A1C? I have done a lot of research which says that condition can distort the outcome of the A1C however my doctor says she has never heard of this.


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replied April 16th, 2016
Diabetes Answer A56764
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. HBA1c of 6.6 is good controlled one. So are your random blood sugars. So i think its more of an impaired glucose tolerance than a diabetes. Please stay compliant to medications for diabetes and iron supplements. YOur doctor has a right approach here.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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