What Is the Normal Range of Hemoglobin A1c Blood Test?

The hemoglobin A1C test, measures the amount of sugar in your red blood cells and tells you the average of your blood sugar over a three-month period.
Generally, higher A1c values means higher risk of diabetes. The following chart is a common reference:

A1c Level What It Means
Less than 5.7% Normal (minimal Risk for Type 2 Diabetes)
5.7% to 6.4% “Prediabetes,” meaning at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
6.5% or greater Diagnosed diabetes

Make sure you get a regular A1c test, especially if you think you might be at risk for diabetes.
For example, if your A1c percentage is 7% or even 8%, ask for doctor’s help right now.

 

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