Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test
(HbA1c; GHb; Glycohemoglobin; Diabetic Control Index)
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Reasons for Test
What to Expect
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
- Changing your medications
- Increasing your level of physical activity
- Modifying your diet
Call Your Doctor
- Persistent bleeding or discharge
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National Diabetes Education Program http://ndep.nih.gov
Canadian Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Kim Carmichael, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/29/2014 -
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