LycoMark; 1-Deoxy-D-glucose; 1-Deoxy-D-glucopyranose; 1,5-Anhydro-D-glucitol; 1,5-Anhydrosorbitol; Aceritol; Polygalytol
, also known as 1,5-AG
, is used primarily to identify glycemic variability in people with diabetes who have normal or near normal hemoglobin A1c levels.
1,5-Anhydroglucitol is a naturally occurring monosaccharide found in nearly all foods, and once ingested is almost 100% non metabolized. 1,5-Anhydroglucitol values decrease during times of hyperglycemia above 180 mg/dL, and return to normal levels after approximately 2 weeks in the absence of hyperglycemia.
Monitoring 1,5-anhydroglucitol in people with either type-1 or type-2 diabetes mellitus can assist diabetic patients in determining if their blood glucose levels are frequently above 180 mg/dL, even in the presence of relatively good hemoglobin A1c levels or blood glucose monitoring.
Organism species: General