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What is glycated hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells. It links up with the glucose in your blood to become glycated. The more glucose in your blood, the more hemoglobin will become glycated. Once glycated, the hemoglobin stays that way until the red blood cell’s life is over. This averages about 120 days.

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