Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Topic Guide
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Test: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a test used at times to monitor blood glucose in patients with diabetes. HbA1c is a long-term indicator of blood glucose control, it also monitors the effects of diet, exercise, and drug therapy on the patient's blood glucose. HbA1c cannot be used to monitor day to day blood glucose levels.
High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is when the body's blood sugar rises. Blood sugar levels can be measured using a blood glucose meter. Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of high blood sugar. Symptoms include dry mouth, thirst, frequent urination, and fatigue. Treatment includes diet, exercise, and medications
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