New Blood Test Advised For Diabetes Patients

Published: Sep 21, 2004

A relatively new blood test for people with diabetes can predict their risk of developing heart disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Two separate studies suggest that people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes should regularly take the hemoglobin A1c test, on top of their regular checks of blood sugar. The HA1c test looks for glycated hemoglobin, also called glycosylated hemoglobin, and is a measure of how well blood sugar is controlled.

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