HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin (A1c), which identifies average plasma glucose concentration.
The amount of glucose that combines with this protein is directly proportional to the total amount of sugar that is in your system at that time.
The #HbA1c test is also known as the glycated haemoglobin test. This is a blood test and it is very important because it gives a good indication of how well your diabetes is being controlled.
The blood test for HbA1c level is performed in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Type 1 Diabetes – A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes – A condition which develops if your body can no longer respond effectively enough to its own insulin to prevent your blood glucose levels from going too high