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Making Sense of HbA1c

Publication date: Monday, 19 May 2008
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

There are several blood tests available to measure blood glucose levels. Some require the patient to fast while others do not. Understanding and interpreting the results accurately are essential in optimising the management of our patients with diabetes. This article looks specifically at the HbA1c test and its significance. We define what it is and when we should carry out this test, as well as helping you to understand what the results mean and the targets we are aiming for.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 5, Number 3, May-June 2008
Print edition page(s): 125-127
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

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