Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test that checks your child's average
blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months. This test also is called a
glycohemoglobin test or an A1c test.
The A1c test is done to check
how well your child's diabetes has been controlled over the past 2 to 3 months.
Your child's doctor can use this information to adjust your child's medicine and
diabetes treatment, if needed.
Your child does not
need to stop eating before the A1c test. This test can be done at any time
during the day, even after a meal.
professional taking a sample of your child's blood will:
result is usually given as a percentage. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends:
The A1c test result also can be used to find your child's
estimated average glucose, or eAG. The eAG and A1c show the same thing in two
different ways. They both help you learn more about your child's average blood
sugar range over the past 2 to 3 months.
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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