Frequently asked questions on important topics / What is an A1c test?

An A1c test, also called a hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycosylated hemoglobin test, is a measurement of your long-term blood glucose management. The blood test, which the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends at least twice yearly, represents an average of the last three months of blood glucose levels. The ADA suggests that patients and their providers try to keep their A1c at 7% or lower, while the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends a target of 6.5% or less.

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