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The Hemoglobin A1c Quiz

If you have diabetes, you should know about the importance of hemoglobin A1c. Test your knowledge of hemoglobin A1c by taking this quiz.

1. A hemoglobin A1c test measures the average amount of sugar in your blood over the last three months.
2. It's important to know your hemoglobin A1c number.
3. All people with diabetes need to have a hemoglobin A1c test.
4. The hemoglobin A1c goal for people with diabetes is less than 7 percent.
5. Most people can tell what their blood sugar levels are simply by how they feel.
6. You can have a "touch of sugar" but don't have to do anything about it.
7. You can do something about high blood sugar.
8. A hemoglobin A1c number over 8 percent is a sign that one or more parts of your treatment plan needs to be changed.
9. A hemoglobin A1c test should be done about once a year.
10. There's no proof that lowering your hemoglobin A1c number can reduced your chances of getting serious eye, kidney, and nerve disease.
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