The Why and Wherefore of Fructosamine

Henry Ford Hosp Med J. 1992;40(1-2):149-51.


GH and FA are useful monitors in the care of diabetic patients. For most situations, GH is the preferred test and should be routinely monitored. FA should be reserved for exceptional situations in which blood glucose control over one to two weeks must be assessed or in patients with a hemoglobinopathy. Patients with diabetes should be advised of their present GH level and the preferred goal.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Fructosamine
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / analysis*
  • Glycation End Products, Advanced / chemistry
  • Hexosamines / blood*
  • Humans


  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • Glycation End Products, Advanced
  • Hexosamines
  • Fructosamine