Range: 202 - 281 mg/dL ( 1,5 - 2,7 mmol/L) Non diabetics 238 - 590 mg/dL (2,0 - 5, 0 mmol/L) Diabetics
Remarks: Fructosamine (also known as glycated albumin or glycated serum globulin) is used to assess the diabetic control over a short interval (2-3 weeks) in contrast with that of the glycated haemoglobin, or HbA1c, (4-8 weeks). In practice Fructosamine test is not widely used.
Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin dependent): The insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas are almost completely demaged and do not produce insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes (Non-insulin dependent): The insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas produce either not enough insulin or the body of the patients becames resistant to the effects of their own insulin.