What Is the Hemoglobin A1c Test?

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What Is the Hemoglobin A1c Test?

Description

This fact sheet provides information for people with diabetes about the hemoglobin A1c test.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have the A1c test?
  • What is a good A1c number?
  • How often should I get the A1c test?
  • Do I still have to test my blood sugar at home?
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Developer:

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse

Funding Sources:

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse

History

Release Date: 2001
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 04/10/13

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