The Significance of Monitoring HBALC

If HBALC level increases, it can cause many influences on patients with Diabetes. It can change affinity of red blood cells to oxgen thus causing anoxia to tissues and cells and then increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If the eye lenses are saccharified, the patients will have cataract. What’s worse, the increased HBALC also can thicken glomerular basilar membrance thus inducing Diabetic Nephropathy.

HBALC level is in proportion to blood sugar level. If HBALC increases by 1%, the mean blood sugar in recent 1~2 months increases about 1.5 mmol. That is to say, HBALC *1.5 is nearly to the mean blood sugar level in recent two months.

Usually, the patients with Diabetes just monitor their fasting blood sugar and postprandial blood sugar to guidance their relative treatments. However, some patients’ blood sugar fluctuates very enormously, especially patients with Type 1 Diabetes and some Type 2 Diabetes patients depending on insulin. If they just check their blood sugar, they are not able to know their disease very well over time.

Therefore, the patients should also monitor their HBALC regularly besides blood sugar. If so, it will benefit the controlling of their disease condition.

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