After reading the following article I was surprised to find that up to one-in-three people with diabetes had inaccurate A1c test readings.
This test has been used for years to determine whether some is pre-diabetic or has full blown diabetes. It measures your average blood sugar level (glycated hemoglobin) over a three month period.
A reading of 5.7% or below indicates normal blood sugar levels and 5.8% to 6.4% indicates pre-diabetes. Any reading above that is considered full blown diabetes.
The cause of the inaccuracies is due to the age of red blood cells being tested. Read on . . .