How can We Diagnose Diabetes by the HbAlc (Glycated Hemoglobin) Test
What is HbAlc?
We should first realize that hemoglobin refers to a molecule which makes up the red cells in the blood stream. HbAlc is formed in a non-enzymatic glycation pathway by hemoglobin’s exposure to plasma glucose. The more glucose found in the blood, the more hemoglobin will be present.
Currently, the HbAlc test is one of best ways to diagnose whether Diabetes occurs or not. The level is not influenced by daily fluctuations in the blood glucose concentration but reflect the average glucose levels over the prior six to eight weeks.
How to diagnose Diabetes by HbAlc test?
HbAlc test is often done at a laboratory or conducted in hospital clinics, which is traditionally a measure of long-term control of glucose level in the bloodstream and is recommended by the American Diabetes Association as an option for Diagnosis of Diabetes. By measuring HbAlc, we can get an average blood glucose reading.
(1) For non-diabetics, the normal reading is 4~5.9%.
(2) For people with Diabetes, the HbAlc level is at or above 6.5%.
(3) People at greater risk of hypoglycaemia(low blood glucose) may have HbAlc of 7.5%.
Therefore people can detect their own condition according to above criteria and timely take measures to decrease the risk of Diabetes.
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