HbA1c Diabetes Test:

Diabetes occurs when the sugar level in the blood is too high. This happens when the body is not burning up carbohydrates properly due to a defect in the pancreas, the gland that produces insulin. Insulin is the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels within the normal healthy range.   

HbA1c can help identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis. A high HbA1c result means that you have too much sugar in your blood. HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin is made when glucose (sugar) in your body sticks to your red blood cells. If your body cant use sugar properly, more of it sticks to your blood cells and builds up in your blood.

You do not need to fast for the HbA1c test.

This test is €30

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