People With Medicare
Blood Sugar Tests
What is it?
This test shows your average blood sugar level over the past three months. It is called a hemoglobin A1c test.
Why is it important?
This test is one of the best ways to tell how well your diabetes is controlled. Using these test results can help you better control your diabetes. They also can reduce your risk of severe health problems that go along with diabetes.
Who is covered?
If you have diabetes, Medicare covers this test when your doctor orders it.