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What is the normal hba1c range?

What is the normal hba1c range?

Below 5.7: Current guidelines suggest a hba1c of 6.5 or higher can be used to diagnose diabetes, and that levels of 5.7 to 6.4 can indicate "pre-diabetes". There is still some debate about whether using an A1c is the best way to look for diabetes. In general we identify and diagnose diabetes too late in our country and many times damage already exists when the diagnosis is first given. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Normal hba1c range ...... I have insulin pumb?

Normal hba1c  range  ...... I  have  insulin pumb?

Less than 6.5: We aim to keep it less than 6.5. For mom diabetics I have seen between 4.5 to 5.5, but for diabetics i try to push them to maintain below 7, closer to 6.5, and accordingly adjust or titrate their diabetic medications. ...Read more

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HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 ( <6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 ( <6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

Diabetes: Relax! There is no evidence, based on your numbers, that suggests you have diabetes. That said, with a family history of diabetes it would be wise to get advice from the family about the best foods and drinks for someone concerned about diabetes. ...Read more

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My sugar blood test =101 after 12 h fasting and the hba1c =5.3 , I am so much worry about this , should I be ? Labs says that normal range is 75-115 ?

Not to worry...: These values are within the expected range, so i see no need to worry about them. If you are concerned about possibly having diabetes, due to family history, then i would suggest you see your primary care physician to discuss these concerns. ...Read more

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Father age 65 has Serum creatinine of 1.6,esr 22, high monocytes and esonophil count than normal range,renal cyst,gall stones. HBa1c 9.9%. Stents done?

Father age 65 has Serum creatinine of 1.6,esr 22, high monocytes and esonophil count than normal range,renal cyst,gall stones. HBa1c 9.9%. Stents done?

Resubmit: I am not sure I fully understand the question. It seems like the person in reference is a diabetic, has mild renal failure, ? Kidney stones vs gallstones, and may be having some type of reaction because of high eosinophils. Please resubmit ...Read more

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What is a normal hba1c test?

What is a normal hba1c test?

Under 6: Most laboratories will list the normal range of hba1c as 4-5.9. If you have diabetes your doctor will probably try to get your hba1c below 6.5 - but if it can go lower that is good. ...Read more

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After how much time hba1c test should repeat? My last result was 5.8 is this normal

After how much time hba1c test should repeat? My last result was 5.8 is this normal

Every 3 months.: Half life of Hgb is 120 days. You may use fructosamine levels very 2-3 weeks. Specially if BS is high and toy want to know if the initial treatment is satisfactory ...Read more

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What is a normalh hba1c test in a person that is not diabetic?

HbA1c: It depends on lab normals. Mostly less than 6 percent. Now many define less than 5.7 percent as completely normal. ...Read more

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What does a normal hba1c result for a diabetic (i.E. 5-7) mean?

Good control: The goal is an a1c of less than 7 and that correlates to a 90 day average blood sugar of 150 or less. Recent studies indicated that an a1c of 6 was not better than 7 for preventing complications of diabetes but was associated with increased episodes of low blood sugar which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What does an hba1c test result of borderline low range (4.5) mean?

Good for you: The ranges are set to include most but not all healthy folks. I would not be at all concerned -- in fact, as a lab physician / pathologist, i'd urge you simply to ignore any lab that's not clearly out of kilter unless there's a specific reason for concern. ...Read more

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My BP is normally 120/80, hba1c is 7, age 53. I take 5 mg ramipiril daily. For the last few hours my BP has been 160/105. No idea why!

My BP is normally 120/80, hba1c is 7, age 53. I take 5 mg ramipiril daily. For the last few hours my BP has been 160/105. No idea why!

Ideas?: Are you overweight? 40m americans are undiagnosed for obstructive sleep apnea, an often overlooked cause of both hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Get tested...Or find a doctor near your home that offers a home sleep testing assessment, such as the watchpat. ...Read more

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Fasting range - 115-120. Pp range 150-156. Hba1c - 7. Am i diabetic. If yes can I reverse this without any medication. Currently consuming no medicine?

Diabetes diagnosis: The a1c is in the diabetes range, and the glucose values are in the "impaired glucose tolerance" (pre-diabetes) range. Either way, you can probably reverse this with an improvement in lifestyle: weight loss, exercise. ...Read more

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Hba1c-6.5, microalbumin cetatinine ratio 119mg/gm other readings are normal?

Proteinuria: The hba1c of 6.5% is consistent with overall good diabetes control. However, the microalbumin ratio is high, suggesting that you are leaking protein through your kidneys. This can be an early sign of diabetes affecting your kidneys. You should do a 24 hr urine collection for protein excretion to better assess this. You likely should be on a ace inhibitor or arb to help protect your kidneys. ...Read more

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What range does an hba1c have to be in to indicate hypoglycemia in a non diabetic?

What range does an hba1c have to be in to indicate hypoglycemia  in a non diabetic?

Wrong Test!: Hba1c reflects average sugars for a 3 months period. Virtually no one spends 3 months with a low blood sugar; rather they have episodes where their blood sugar drops low for up to 20-30 minutes at a time. These dips would not cause the average sugar level to drop low enough to be different than a normal hba1c. As dr lewy-weiss, advised, blood tests during the spells are needed. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have high hba1c and normal fasting and post meal sugar levels?

How is it possible to have high hba1c and normal fasting and post meal sugar levels?

Rare but can occur: Either you are not checking your bs at the right time to see the highs, or you might have iron-deficiency anemia which can cause high hba1c without loss of glucose control. Certain vitamin deficiencies can raise hba1c, african american can have higher a1c, frequent blood transfusion can also do it. The best way to tease this out is to go on continuous glucose monitor. See your doc to discuss. ...Read more

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Hi, my report says fasting sugar 97, pp 87 and hba1c 6.8%. Anything wrong or not normal? Please advice.....

Don't make sense: Your fasting and post-meal glucoses do not correspond to an elevated a1c of 6.8. Something is not correct with the testing or how the lab was done, and it should be repeated. Also, if the diuretic you're taking is hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) it should be stopped, as it can worsen Insulin resistance and increase lipids. Other diuretics are better if one is needed. ...Read more

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How is it that my hba1c is more when my blood sugars are normal?

Discordance: A few possibilities: 1) your glucometer may not be giving you accurate readings. 2) you may be missing high blood sugars during times when you're not usually asked to test, like after meals. 3) you may not be testing enough to realize that you're high. 4) possible lab error with hba1c if your glucometer is ok and you're not missing highs. That would be a less common reason. ...Read more

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Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Unlikely: If both HbA1c and fasting glucose are normal you are most likely fine. Occasionally people are having much higher sugars AFTER they eat (measured 2 hours) and are diabetic without knowing it. This would have been reflected in the A1c though which is why I think you're probably fine! ...Read more

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My dad's Hba1c is below normal but fasting sugar checked today came as 7.83. What does this means? Really worried.

My dad's Hba1c is below normal but fasting sugar checked today came as 7.83. What does this means? Really worried.

Fasting gluc. vs. A1: Hi. A1c is less sensitive for diagnosis than fasting glucose. And I doubt your dad's A1c is below the normal range; more likely it's somewhere near the upper end of the normal range (at least) if his fasting glucose is 7.83. He should see his doctor for formal testing and appropriate management. Healthy diet and regular exercise are mainstays. Good luck! ...Read more