The HbA1c test is used to determine average blood glucose level in a diabetic patient in the past 2 to 3 month’s duration. Pathlab360 offers blood test for diabetes. The test is typically performed to diagnose a person with type 2 diabetes. It also helps monitor the effectiveness of the treatment in a person with diabetes. A high HbA1c level indicates poor control, ideally, if your count is 6.5 or less, you have a better chance of avoiding complications.
HbA1c test improves the effectiveness of diabetes treatment by tablets or insulin injection or both. It is a good guiding test by which the patient can understand how best he has controlled his condition and take further necessary corrective actions.
The American Diabetes Association recommends testing HbA1c at least twice a year.