A1c Screening | Life Line Screening

A1c Screening

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.


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*Screening availability may be limited by location.

Who is this screening for?

People already diagnosed with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes

Ages

Adults of any age who meet the diabetes risk guidelines

Frequency

Annually for non-diabetics, 4 times per year for diabetics.

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Race and ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives are at an increased risk)
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes occurring during pregnancy), or delivering a baby weighing nine pounds or more at birth
  • Being overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • Low HDL "good" cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal fasting glucose screening results

A1c screening details

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.

Schedule this Screening
*Screening availability may be limited by location.

About diabetes

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.

Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Most people with Type 2 Diabetes live with it for years without realizing they have it.
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections