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HbA1C monitoring for diabetics

HbA1c is a test that measures the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood. Glycated hemoglobin is a substance in red blood cells that is formed when blood sugar (glucose) attaches to hemoglobin.

It is used to measure your blood sugar control over several months. It can give a good estimate of how well you have managed your diabetes over the last 2 or 3 months.

You have more glycated hemoglobin if you have had high levels of glucose in your blood. In general, the higher your HbA1c, the higher the risk that you will develop problems such as:

  • Eye disease
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Stroke

This is especially true if your HbA1c remains high for a long period of time.

The closer your HbA1c is to normal, the less risk you have for these complications so it is an important to monitor HbA1c on a regular basis. No doubt your GP, diabetic nurse or hospital check this for you but now you can have it checked as a walk in service, no appointment necessary and no need to fast before hand either.

There is a £9.99 charge for this service.