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HbA1c-Normal values: refers to glycated hemoglobin, a measure of hemoglobin (oxygen carrying element of the Red Blood Cells) is paired with glucose as it circulates through the body becoming glycated.

HbA1c is a measurement, over an average of 3 months. This determines average blood sugar over a period of time.

´┐ŻBecause red blood cells in the human body survive for 8-12 weeks before renewal, measuring glycated hemoglobin (or HbA1c) can be used to reflect average blood glucose levels over that duration, providing a useful longer-term gauge of blood glucose control´┐Ż (Diabetes.co.uk)

The HbA1c testing requires no prior preparation and is based on a blood draw from a venous source.

 

 

Reference

Guide to HbA1C. (2015). .Retrieved from http://www.diabetes.co.uk/what-is-hba1c.html

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Description: Diabetic HbA1c - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
NIH Fact Sheet

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