Published on May 10, 2016 and last reviewed on Oct 17, 2019 - 2 min read
HbA1c test, otherwise called glycated hemoglobin test, indicates the mean blood sugar level over three months. This article explains why this test gives a more reliable result.
HbA1C Level is a critical indicator that tells the long term Glycemic state and also its control during the treatment.
If the levels are deranged i.e, increased, appropriate treatment plan will be initiated as in case of confirmed type 1 diabetes, with insulin and as in case of confirmed type 2 diabetes with life style modifications, oral hypoglycemic agents initially and later addition of insulin if sugar levels are not controlled.
It is recommended to get HbA1C test done every 3 months for patients diagnosed with diabetes or at least every 6 months for persons with tendency/risk for future prediabetic state or diabetes. However patients on treatment already should keep testing the blood sugar at home or in the clinic as suggested by the doctor, for providing a better treatment or any alteration in regimen according to the diet/daily sugar level changes.
Hence bottom line is, "keeping HbA1C levels within or near normal ranges will help avoid the complications of diabetes".
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