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Who Should Get A1C Tested and When?

Medical Guidelines suggest you should get tested if:

  • You are over the age of 45
  • If you are under the age of 45 and Overweight (If your BMI is between 25 and 30)
  • If you are under the age of 45 and Obese (If your BMI is greater than 30)
  • If you have Risk Factors for Diabetes
    • Are Overweight
    • Have prediabetes
    • Have a parent, brother or sister with Diabetes or Prediabetes
    • Are physically active less than 3 times a week
    • Have had gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy
    • Are African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American and within a ethnic group with a high prevalence of diabetes.

If you have been tested normal before, and are over the age of 45 then A1c test screening is recommended at a minimum of 3 years

 

 

 

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