What is Glycosylated Haemoglobin (Hba1c) test?
Hemoglobin is the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells of the body. Glucose (a type of sugar) molecules in the blood normally become stuck to hemoglobin molecules - this means the hemoglobin has become glycosylated (also referred to as hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c). As a person's Blood sugar becomes higher, more of the person's hemoglobin becomes glycosylated. The Glucose remains attached to the hemoglobin for the life of the red blood cell, or about 2 to 3 months.
What happens during this test?
Understanding blood glucose level ranges can be a key part of diabetes self-management. This test is a fast and accurate way of testing for diabetes. It is important that you control your blood glucose levels, as high sugar levels for long periods of time can increase the risk of diabetes complications. Diabetes complications are health problems that could include kidney diseases, nerve damage, retinal diseases, heart diseases, and stroke
When to take this test?
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Frequency to repeat test
Every 6 months
Precautions to be taken before for the test
No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
2. Estimated Stimated Average Glucose (EAG)G)
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