Glucose is the sugar that the body uses for energy. Patients with untreated diabetes have high blood glucose levels. Glucose tests are one of the tools used to diagnose diabetes.
This test is used to screen for and monitor treatment in someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes. It helps to evaluate how well their glucose levels have been controlled by treatment over time. This test may be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes or risk of developing diabetes.
The A1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. It does this by measuring the concentration of glycated (also often called glycosylated) hemoglobin A1c. The goal of those with diabetes is to keep their blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. This helps to minimize the complications caused by chronically elevated glucose levels, such as progressive damage to body organs like the kidneys, eyes, cardiovascular system, and nerves.
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This advanced group of tests is used to create a starting point for improving your health. It combines a General Health Screen (30 Tests) with other individual tests evaluating common...