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HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

Do you or a love one live with diabetes? Diabetes affects the body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high or low blood sugar can cause problems with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, oral cavity, and other parts of the body. You may have heard a doctor or dentist mention the term Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when referring to tests that monitor blood sugar levels. Monitoring HbA1c is an important part of diabetes care, which can impact your oral as well as overall health. More >