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How often should I get an HbA1c test?

When it comes to HbA1c testing, it is recommended that you get tested every 3 to 6 months by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE. However, if your blood glucose levels have been fluctuating over short periods of time, it might be necessary to get tested more often than every 3 to 6 months. After each test, your healthcare team should discuss your HbA1c results with you and you should have access to strategies that can help you keep your blood glucose under control. It is important to make sure your HbA1c is within the recommended range and that your blood glucose is consistently controlled. Regular monitoring can help to ensure this and can help to identify and prevent the risks associated with diabetes, such as heart, kidney or eye disease.

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