: hemoglobin a1c
Studies show that people who have trouble controlling their HbA1c level using a single medication do better if they add a second drug.Washington Post

Examples of HbA1c in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both groups started the study with very high HbA1c values, averaging around 10. Marcella Alsan, STAT, 26 Dec. 2023 Six months after starting treatment, patients’ HbA1c levels—from a blood test that measures a person’s average glucose level over the previous 8-12 weeks—improved, falling an average of 0.77%. Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 2 Oct. 2023 These are research trials that are meticulously designed in order to make sure that any benefits seen (in this case reduction in body weight and reduction in concentration of biomarkers of diabetes like HbA1c) are from the medication. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 Her HbA1c, a blood sugar measurement critical for diabetics, was at 10; below 8 is the threshold for diabetes under control. jsonline.com, 29 Sep. 2022 Over the duration of the program, Greer's HbA1c fell from 10 to 6.3. jsonline.com, 29 Sep. 2022 When biomarkers must be used, they should be validated (such as HbA1c for diabetes), and follow-up studies should be both mandatory and completed on a shorter timeline. Stephen Latham, STAT, 27 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of HbA1c was in 1977

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“HbA1c.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HbA1c. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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