Diabetapedia definition: A test that shows the average amount of sugar in the blood for the past 2 to 3 months. This test helps your doctor to see if your blood sugar is where it needs to be. A1C tests may also be used to assess the effectiveness of treatment(s) recommended and make adjustment(s) to treatment(s). A1C values may also help reinforce patients’ understanding of a treatment plan, inclusive of diet, exercise and medication.
Reference: American Diabetes Association
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