Hemoglobin A1C, glycated hemoglobin, or glycohemoglobin
This test provides an average of your blood glucose control over a six to 12 week period. It is a very important tool in determining the control of your diabetes. It is used in conjunction with your home blood glucose monitoring to make sure your diabetes medicines are working effectively.
It is extremely important that your HBA1C level remains less than 6.5%.
The higher the hemoglobin A1C, the higher the risks of developing complications related to diabetes.
For a person without diabetes, the normal range is 4% - 6%.