the percentage of hemoglobin in your blood that is coated
with sugar, the test tells doctors what your average blood
sugar level has been for the past two to three months. High
A1C levels can indicate that your blood sugar levels are
not well controlled.
there any special precautions?
The HbA1C test requires only a finger stick. You do not
need to fast. Results take about 5 minutes.
will the results of HbA1C test tell me?
range: A normal HbA1C level is about 5%, although
normal results can fall between 4.5% and 6%.
range: An HbA1C level higher than 6.5% on two separate
tests indicates that you have diabetes. An HbA1C reading
between 6% and 6.5% percent is considered pre-diabetes,
indicating that you have a higher risk of developing diabetes.
range: For people who have already been diagnosed
with diabetes, the HbA1C level of 7% or less is a common
treatment target or the ”°treatment goal”±. For diabetics,
elevated HbA1C levels indicate an increased risk of complications.
often do you need to have an HbA1C test?
Ask for an A1C test at least twice a year. Get the test
more often if your blood glucose stays too high or if your
treatment plan changes.
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