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Old 02-20-2009, 01:57 AM   #9
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Re: Any non-diabetics test blood sugar to study diet?

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Originally Posted by Ari Kestler View Post
You realize this makes no sense right? RBCs have an average life-span of 2-3 months.
Indeed, I have to test fresh blood (generally my own) as part of my job. I even (stupidly) tried to keep a completely clean diet for 2 months to see if it would have any effect. HBA1c generally indicates blood glucose over the previous 10-12 weeks but I didn't think that in depth about it before starting. We also have acess to better blood glucose tests but they don't get used very often.
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