Definition: Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test (Hemoglobin A1c)enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifThe glycosylated hemoglobin test shows what a person's average blood glucose level was for the 2 to 3 months before the test.Definition: Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test (Hemoglobin A1c)03/16/200508/11/201608/11/20160b82dcba-3773-4851-afd1-a0509520aa7fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hba1c.html/<h3>Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test (Hemoglobin A1c)</h3> <p>Hemoglobin is the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells of the body. Glucose (a type of sugar) molecules in the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/blood.html/">blood</a> normally become stuck to hemoglobin molecules - this means the hemoglobin has become glycosylated (also referred to as hemoglobin A1c, or HbA1c). As a person's blood sugar becomes higher, more of the person's hemoglobin becomes glycosylated. The glucose remains attached to the hemoglobin for the life of the red blood cell, or about&nbsp;2 to 3&nbsp;months.</p> <p>A blood test can measure the amount of glycosylated hemoglobin in the blood. The glycosylated hemoglobin test shows what a person's average blood glucose level was for the&nbsp;2 to 3&nbsp;months before the test. This can help determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled over time.</p> Prueba de hemoglobina glucosilada (hemoglobina A1c)La hemoglobina es una sustancia que está dentro de los glóbulos rojos y que transporta oxígeno a las células del cuerpo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/hba1c-esp.html/b8d6ee78-1b31-49e9-ab75-6f459c9e5e62kh:age-teenThirteenToNineteenkh:age-youngAdultEighteenPluskh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:clinicalDesignation-pathologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-endocrinologyWords to Know for Teens With Diabeteshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/diabetes-center/words-to-know/5fc89723-9cf2-4948-bfc0-c83f09781597