A simple test for identifying how well your body is controlling glucose.
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This test can identify your risk of Type II diabetes. It is particular useful if you already have one or more risk factors for diabetes such as being overweight or leading a sedentary lifestyle to assess your risk of diabetes. It is also beneficial to measure progress if you are already taking steps to minimize your risk of diabetes.
The term HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. It develops when haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, joins with glucose in the blood, becoming ‘glycated’. By measuring HbA1c, we can see what blood sugars have been for 8-12 weeks.