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My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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