The A1c screening measures the average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. The American Diabetes Association recommends that the A1c test be the primary screening tool used to diagnose prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
The A1c screening is a quick and easy test using a finger-stick blood sample. It measures the average blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months.
Diabetes is serious, and can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Not managed properly, diabetes can cause damage to kidneys, poor circulation in the legs and feet, and can also cause vision loss.
Most people with Type 2 Diabetes live with it for years without realizing they have it.
People already diagnosed with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes
Adults of any age who meet the diabetes risk guidelines
Annually for non-diabetics, 4 times per year for diabetics.
*Screening availability may be limited by location.