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can a hemoglobin a1c test tell if i have pre-diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: As of 2010, we can use A1c to diagnose diabetes or pre-diabetes. 2 positive tests are still needed but A1c of 5.7-6.4% is considered pre-diabetes, A1c of 6.5% or above is diabetes. 5.6% or less is normal.
Answered on Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hemoglobin a1c 5.7 to 6.4 considered pre-dibetes by amer. Diabetes assoc.
Answered on Oct 26, 2016
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