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From Diabetic Gourmet Magazine:
A1C: a test that measures a person's average blood glucose
level over the past 2 to 3 months. Hemoglobin is the part
of a red blood cell that carries oxygen to the cells and
sometimes joins with the glucose in the bloodstream. Also
called hemoglobin A1C or glycosylated hemoglobin, the test
shows the amount of glucose that sticks to the red blood cell,
which is proportional to the amount of glucose in the blood.
Dawn Phenomenon: the early-morning (4 a.m. to 8 a.m.)
rise in blood glucose level.
Islets: groups of cells located in the pancreas that make
hormones that help the body break down and use food. For
example, alpha cells make glucagon and beta cells make
insulin. Also called islets of Langerhans.