Understanding A1Cf: A Comprehensive Guide


A1Cf, also known as glycosylated hemoglobin, is a type of hemoglobin that forms when glucose attaches to hemoglobin in your red blood cells. It provides an average of your blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months. Unlike blood glucose tests that measure sugar levels at a specific moment, A1Cf can indicate how well you‘ve been controlling your blood sugar over time.

Associated Diseases:

Elevated A1Cf levels are primarily associated with diabetes mellitus, particularly type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In these conditions, the body‘s inability to effectively utilize glucose can lead to high blood sugar levels, which in turn can increase A1Cf.

Did you Know ?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9.4% of the U.S. adult population has diabetes, and approximately 1 in every 3 people with diabetes are undiagnosed.

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