When is best to test?
The test is used to determine your risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well your diabetes is being managed. You should take this test if:
- You have diabetes type 1 or type 2
- You have a family history of diabetes
- You are presenting with symptoms of diabetes
The % of “Hemoglobin A1c,” relates to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose (sugar) attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%