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  1. Tim
    Tim July 5, 2012 at 6:15 am | | Reply

    Interesting information, especially since I’m going to have a CGM attached today to get a clearer understanding of my BG patterns. I definitely fall under the A1c under 8 category, my first three (since starting Novolog) being 6.0, 6.3 and 6.4%. These three numbers came with lots of bouncing, though my latest, 7.8%, less so.

    Information is power in fighting this, so I look forward to the analysis that will come out of this process. If GlycoMark is helpful to any diabetics, hopefully endos will push for more of this test which will (hopefully) bring the cost down.

  2. Judi
    Judi July 5, 2012 at 6:34 am | | Reply

    Thank you so much for this article. I only recently heard of this test at a JDRF program in Detroit and was most unclear in my understanding of it. This explains the results of my recent test much better than the company website.

  3. Julia
    Julia July 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm | | Reply

    Well I don’t see how this test would be helpful for us. We test two hours postprandially every day and log the results either at the time or later that night So we know what her postprandials are.

  4. marge stromberg
    marge stromberg July 6, 2012 at 5:10 am | | Reply

    My MD has used the Glycomark test periodically for 4-5 years. But I’m not sure the results were clear either to the doctor or to me. But as my endo said… the A1c is an average and doesn’t show post-prandial spikes.

  5. Nathan
    Nathan July 10, 2012 at 6:02 am | | Reply

    The A1C has some weaknesses that are referenced above. Plus, the way we eat and live can impact the longevity of our red blood cells, so two people could have an A1C of 5.3 (awesome, right?) and one could be non-diabetic in sketchy health and the other could be a really well controlled diabetic whose blood cells are sticking around in the body much longer. That’s because diet and lifestyle factors can extend the glycation cycle from 120 days to much longer.

    The GlycoMark test is a great second measurement to tell whether someone is really doing as well as it looks.

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