“Your hemoglobin A1c level is very important in managing or detecting diabetes. The test reflects how well your treatment plan is working and indicates whether additional steps need to be taken for better control.” – Richard N. Fogoros, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Verywell
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Frequently Asked Questions
What information do I need to analyze my A1c level?
All you need is your HbA1c test value. The value should be numerical—no need to add the unit, we’ll add it for you!
Where can I find my A1c result?
In most cases, your test result will be ready for you at your next doctor’s appointment or a few days after you do your bloodwork. And your doctor will have a copy of your result even if the test was performed outside of their office; you can call in and ask for it. Some labs and offices also offer online patient portals—simply log in and see your results.
You can use this analyzer before or after your discussion with your doctor. You should schedule an appointment to review your result though. Sometimes, your doctor may be able to chat with you over e-mail or phone instead.
Note that your doctor may have a specific A1c level target for you that is different than what’s outlined in the analyzer. The reference ranges used in the analyzer are meant to represent typical ranges. If they differ, you should refer to the specific ones you discussed with your doctor.
What information will I receive from the tool?
Once you enter your A1c result, the analyzer will determine if your result is low, optimal, or high and what that might