What is HbA1c?

HbA1c stands for Hemoglobin A1c, which is a specific type of protein that glucose becomes attached to. Glucose is a simple sugar that is absorbed into the bloodstream when your body breaks down carbohydrate foods. When glucose is absorbed, some of it becomes attached...

Where does blood sugar (glucose) come from?

The main source of sugar in your blood comes directly from the foods you eat. Some examples of these types of foods include rice, potatoes, pasta and bread, as well as sugary foods such as cookies, cakes, and pastries. When glucose enters the bloodstream after you eat...

Do I need to fast for a HbA1c test?

You do not need to fast for the HbA1c test. Unlike other glucose tests, your HbA1c number reflects glucose levels over time, not a quick, one-time snapshot of a current glucose level.

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