What are the tests that are required to monitor Diabetes progression?
Tests for Diabetes can be divided into three tiers according to frequency*:
1. On Daily basis: Blood sugar with glucometer
2. Every Three Monthly: HbA1c, Blood glucose from lab, Lipid profile
3. Every yearly: Hemogram, LFTs, KFTs, Urine evaluation,HbA1c, Lipid Profile, Eye checkup, Foot examination
* Frequency can vary as per your doctors discretion.
What is HbA1c ?
HbA1c stands for Glycosalated haemoglobin or Glycated haemoglobin. HbA1c is also called as the blood test with a memory. It gives a person’s average blood glucose control for 2-3 month period before the test.
What are the targets for my blood sugar values?
|Timing||Blood Glucose Value|
|Fasting and pre-meals||70-130 mg/dl|
|Post meals (PP) (2 hr after meal)||<180 mg/dl|
|HbA1c (every 3 monthly)||7% (6-8)*|