I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and am getting used to doing daily blood sugar tests and logging my results. Why does my doctor want to do a blood sugar test called A1C every few months, too?

October 2012
Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Oct2012, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p8
The article presents questions and answers pertaining to the need of undergoing A1C blood test after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


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