How often should I have an A1C test if I have diabetes?

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  • If you have diabetes, at least every 3 to 6 months, your doctor should order an A1C test, which may be reported as eAG. It is a different number than your blood glucose checks. The result will tell you your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months.
  • A , Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answered
    An A1C test is run quarterly, twice a year, or once a year, depending on how good or bad your control is; how good or bad your insurance is; and your provider’s approach to diabetes care.

    Even in healthy, well-controlled patients, I like to run the test every quarter. If something is starting to change I want to jump on it right away. Remember: all diabetes is chronic and progressive and the body eventually adapts to all meds; they will lose their effectiveness.
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