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STEP 4 Managing Diabetes: A1C Tests People with diabetes check their blood sugar several times a day by pricking their finger, drawing a drop of blood, and using a small glucose meter to measure the sugar level in the drop of blood. In addition to monitoring blood sugar at home, anyone with diabetes or high glucose levels should have regular health check-ups that include a blood test called a hemoglobin A1C (A1C). If you have diabetes, expect to have the A1C test two to four times a year. The A1C test is the best way to tell how you are doing at controlling your glucose and insulin levels. If you get a result of less than 7 percent, you are probably doing well. Ask your doctor what results you should expect and what they mean for you. Record your results on the following chart. 22 My A1C Test Results Exam Date A1C (Aim for less than 7.9%) My A1c Test Results ` Exam Date A1c (Aim for less than 7%) © 2013 Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. and Krames StayWel . All rights reserved. 7STEPS English Español A PAT IENT RESOURCE GUIDE TO A HEALTHY HEART Choices for Better Health Changing Health Outcomes by Improving Cardiovascular Education and Screenings


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