HbA1c - All about Long-Term Blood Sugar Levels
The abbreviation HbA1c stands for haemoglobin A1c, i.e. a specific form of haemoglobin (HbA) to which a sugar molecule has been attached. Sometimes HbA1c is simply used as a short form.
Haemoglobin is a protein in our blood that is particularly important for the transport of oxygen. Due to its iron content, it also promotes the red colour of our blood and is often called a blood pigment.
If blood sugar is elevated over a longer period of time, glucose molecules accumulate on haemoglobin and haemoglobin A1c is produced. HbA1c is a well-suited marker of long-term elevated sugar because this is only present if there have been problems with blood sugar control in the body over a period of time.
In medicine, it is a critical value for the control of type 1 diabetes as well as type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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In addition to nutrition, the important ways to help with increased HbA1c are regular exercise and weight reduction. In all areas, Almased is the ideal companion to find your way back to a healthy and balanced lifestyle.