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My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

No - incr DM risk: We used to consider hemoglobin A1c (hgba1c) <6% as normal w/6-7 considered good control for diabetes. A couple of yrs ago, we relabeled <5.7 as normal w/5.7-6.4 as increase risk for diabetes while >6.4 is considered consistent w/diabetes. Talk to your family doc, change your eating habits & increase your physical activity. Then recheck in 3mo as hgba1c represents running 3mo average of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more


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Hemoglobin A1c fasting test result of 5.8 ? Good, fair, ?

Good: Guidelines are frequently revised in the diagnosis of prediabetes. The current guidelines consider Hgb a1c values of 5.7 or less to be normal. For practical purposes, a value of 5.8 is good. If there is family history of diabetes, it should be retested every six months ...Read more

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What's a normal result for the hemoglobin A1c test?

What's a normal result for the  hemoglobin A1c test?

4 to 6: The normal range varies from lab to lab but is generally between about 4 and 6 percent. ...Read more

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My tsh test results are 1.42 my eag is 111 and my hemoglobin a1c is 5.5 is all this normal i cant ask my doctor till i go back in several weeks?

My tsh test results are 1.42 my eag is 111 and my hemoglobin a1c is 5.5 is all this normal i cant ask  my doctor till i go back in several weeks?

FATIGUE EVAL: Yes , TSH and HBA1C are normal. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin a1c?

What is hemoglobin a1c?

Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If you have greater than 6.5% you are diabetic. It is not affected by fasting, and since our rbc's live 90-120 days, it reflects an average over that time. ...Read more

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Looking for hemoglobin A1c advice?

Hemoglobin A1C: This is a rough estimate of average blood sugar control over a three month period, more accurate than a single fasting blood glucose (sugar) level. In many tests, greater than 5.9 is considered abnormal, but you should discuss risk factors and prevention of diabetes with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a hemoglobin A1c level for ?

What's a hemoglobin A1c level for ?

Average glucose: The hba1c reflects that average blood glucose over the preceding three months. ...Read more

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Do you fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

Do you fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

Short answer: The test measures indirectly measures glucose control over the preceding 6-8 weeks. It does not measure sugar directly; therefore i would believe it not to be necessary to fast prior to the test. However, the best way to answer this question is to call the lab where you go to have the blood drawn and ask them directly whether you need to fast for the test. ...Read more