Know Your A1c Numbers

Hemoglobin A1c test with sample blood in blood tube.

If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, it is important to know your Hemoglobin A1c numbers. An inexpensive test at www.HealthOneLabs.com can offer insight into blood sugar levels and your risk of serious adverse events of uncontrolled blood sugar.  You can order your own blood and urine lab tests directly through us.

Why would someone order a Hemoglobin A1c test?

The hemoglobin A1c test is usually ordered by someone who is pre-diabetic or diabetic and they are not sure how regulated their blood sugar is – with dietary methods or with medication.    The hemoglobin A1c test provides the average blood sugar during the previous 8-12 weeks.  The higher the amount of blood glucose the higher amount of hemoglobin A1c.   If your blood sugar is regulated correctly, you will receive values below the threshold.   If they are higher, you need to check with your doctor on more ways to reduce your blood sugar.

What are the dangers of uncontrolled blood sugar?

If you have constantly elevated blood sugar, you are at higher risk for heart disease or heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, nerve damage, eye damage and more.   It is important to monitor your blood sugar and to keep levels within safe levels. We have different test packages to help you monitor your blood sugar.   There are different price points to help you get the information you need.  Some suggestions:
  1. Hemoglobin A1c
  2. Hemoglobin A1c and Basic Metabolic Panel (includes glucose)
  3. Metabolic Panel, Lipid Panel, CBC, Hemoglobin A1c, Micralbumin random Urine w/ Creatinine
HealthOneLabs.com offers discount online lab testing for many of your health needs.   We provide the lab order form, so there is no need to get one from your physician – it’s all part of our service to our customers and included in the total price.  Order your own lab tests from us today! Take control of your health!
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