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Risk Factors for Diabetes Hemoglobin A1C Tests

Risk Factors

As A1C levels increase, the risk of cardiovasular failure increases, for both people with and without diabetes (Arch Intern Med. 2008 Aug 11;168(15):1699-704). A one percentage decrease in A1C level can reduce to the risk of microvascular (eye, kidney, nerve disease) by as much as 40 percent (2012 Diabetes Report Card).

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