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Blood glucose

This test measures the amount of glucose in your blood.

A high blood glucose may mean your body can’t keep the amount of glucose at a constant level.

 

   

Hemoglobin A1C

This test helps to show how constant the level of glucose is in the body over time.

Hemoglobin is a component of blood cells and can become covered with glucose particles if there is too much glucose in the blood instead of inside the cells.

 

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Last Reviewed: Mar 14, 2014