HbA1c Everybody!

Article published 25 July 2018

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Type 2 Diabetes

If you don’t know what the HbA1c test is, read on!

An HbA1c test is a test to detect Type 2 diabetes. The test measures long-term blood glucose levels.

Until recently the HbA1c test was only used for monitoring diabetes but it is now recommended for diagnosing Type 2 diabetes.

An estimated 500,000 Australians have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

People can have Type 2 diabetes for up to seven years with no symptoms, but during this time it is doing damage to the body.

There is a questionnaire that you can ask your GP about. If you get a high score on this questionnaire, an HbA1c test is a good idea.

With early detection, diabetes is at its most treatable as well as being at its most affordable to treat.

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