Causes Of Elevated Hemoglobin A1c

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Using the A1C test for diagnosing diabetes

Until recently, the A1C test was not recommended as a means to diagnose diabetes. But that's changed.


For years, physicians and patients have been advised to use the hemoglobin A1C test (also called "HbA1c" or more recently, "A1C") as a tool to monitor diabetes control. As is well-known, the A1C test measures the average blood glucose level (BGL) over several months. If your A1C is elevated, then it's safe to assume that your average BGL has been high. There are potential glitches in the...

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