The Hemoglobin A1c test identifies the average level of blood sugar in your body. It is also known as glycohemoglobin, glycated hemoglobin and HbA1c test. People suffering from diabetes should go through this test often to figure out their levels within the range. It can state that if you can adjust the diabetes medicines. The test is also done to identify diabetes.
The sugar in the blood is known as glucose. When the glucose builds up in the blood, it binds to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. During the hemoglobin A1c test determines the bounded glucose in the blood. Red blood cells exist for about three months and the test tells the average level of glucose of the past three months. For higher hemoglobin, the report of A1c test will also be higher.
The normal range for the hemoglobin A1c levels is between 4% and 5.6%. The higher risk of getting diabetes in Hemoglobin A1c levels are between 5.7% and 6.4%. When levels become 6.5% or higher, it tells that are diabetic. The higher Hemoglobin A1c levels you have, the higher risk you have for diabetes.