What is A1C?
This test measures the average amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood over the past 2 to 3 months, letting you know how well your blood sugar is being controlled over time.
A1C testing vs self-testing
You may be wondering what the difference is between A1C and the blood sugar tests you take yourself with a blood glucose meter. Great question!
First, the American Diabetes Association® recommends a blood sugar level of between 80 and 130 mg/dL before a meal and less than 180 mg/dL 1 to 2 hours after the beginning of a meal.