Know your A1C

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November 1, 2023

What is an A1C level?

Living with diabetes can be hard. Knowing your A1C level is a good step to feeling your best.

The A1c blood test shows how your blood sugar has responded to your medications, food, and exercise over the past 3 months. It helps your provider understand trends in your blood sugar levels, your risk of bigger health problems, and whether you need to change your treatment plan. Learn how Scene program participant Michael got his A1C from 10.5 to 7.1.

What is your target A1C range?

For most people with diabetes, a target A1C of less than 7% is commonly recommended. Your healthcare provider may suggest a different target based on your age, overall health, and specific goals. Older adults or those with other conditions may have slightly higher target ranges. Schedule an A1C test with your provider to see how you're doing. With your A1C results in hand, you can talk to your provider about how to lower your A1C levels to be your healthiest self.

Do you need more help?

We're here for you! We’ve partnered with your health plan to help you make the changes needed to lower your A1C. Our care team is here to answer your questions and guide you on your health journey. We are here to help you on your journey to better health. Have you downloaded the app? Send us a message through the Spotlight app for iOS or Spotlight app for Android. If not, call us at (410) 348-1905 or send us an email.

Scene provides general health information only. The material on the Scene site is not intended replace medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician or qualified health care provider with questions regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.

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