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Hi.a few days ago i posted a question regarding my 7 year old son whose fasting sugar from lab came back 84 and hba1c of 5.5,a pediatrician mentioned that the a1c was normal for kids of his age? is that true? and why?can a1c be high non diabetic?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Normal: In children, an HbA1c of 5.5% is normal. Normal: Less than 5.7% Pre-diabetes: 5.7% to 6.4%. Diabetes: above 6.5% In adults they are the same : the normal range is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin A1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% = higher chance of getting diabetes. Levels of 6.5 and above = diabetes.

Answered 5/28/2020

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