October 23, 2012
Health Tip: Learn About the A1C Test
It helps monitor blood sugar over time
(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.