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Health Tip: Learn About the A1C Test

Posted: Oct 24, 2012 5:00 AM by Diana Kohnle

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(HealthDay News) -- An A1C test is commonly performed on people with diabetes as a way to help monitor a person's blood sugar over time.

The labtestsonline.org website says doctors may order this test because:

  • It can indicate whether your current treatment plan is adequately controlling diabetes.
  • It may show that your insulin dose needs to be adjusted.
  • It may help newly diagnosed diabetics learn to monitor blood glucose.
  • It may be used initially to screen for diabetes.

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