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Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

A1C test and diabetes

Do you have diabetes? If so, part of effective management of your health condition and treatments is to monitor your A1C level every 3-4 months.

The A1C blood test result reflects how your blood sugar levels have been over the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar (glycated). The higher your A1C level, the greater your risk of developing complications.

Please call your family physician’s office and ask to speak to the nurse who can arrange to get a blood work requisition to you.