HbA1c Blood Test
At some point your GP or Nurse may perform a blood test to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) that has been 'bound' (stuck) to your red blood cells over the last 2-3 months. This gives us an indication of how well your body is controlling your blood sugar levels in general. The result may be as follows:
- 'Normal' --> Repeat at 5 years or if symptoms of diabetes develop
- 'At Risk of Diabetes' ----> Discuss with our practice nurse and our health trainer Karen how we can minimize the risk of you developing diabetes in the future.
- 'Diabetic'---> You will be asked to come in and discuss this with a GP.
Diagnosing diabetes and picking up those who are 'at risk' early can help us to minimise the potential complications that can ensue.
More information on Diabetes can be found here: