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Indications for Measuring Fructosamine in a Diabetic Patient

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

Fructosamines, or ketoamines, are formed by the nonenzymatic binding of glucose to protein molecules. The level of fructosamines in diabetics reflect the level of glycemic control over the previous 2-3 weeks. This offers additional insights to that offered by glycated hemoglobin, which reflects glycemic control over the past 6-8 (some say 4-8) weeks.

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