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Interpreting my A1c result

How do I Read my A1c Result? Normal – Less than 5.7% Prediabetes / Insulin Resistance / Metabolic Syndrome – 5.7-6.4% Diabetes – Greater than 6.4% What is my Average Glucose? 7% = Average glucose of 154 8% = Average glucose of 183 9% = Average...

Who Should Get an HgA1c / A1c Test?

Who Should Get A1C Tested and When? Medical Guidelines suggest you should get tested if: You are over the age of 45 If you are under the age of 45 and Overweight (If your BMI is between 25 and 30) If you are under the age of 45 and Obese (If your BMI is greater than...

How does the HgA1c / A1c test work?

About the HgA1c or A1c Test The A1c Test is used to diagnose, confirm or monitor Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, Diabetes Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes The A1c test measures the amount of sugar that is attached to hemoglobin, a protein in your red...

Do I need to fast for A1C Test?

Diagnosing Diabetes with A1C A1c Test – The A1c test also called glycosylated hemoglobin measures your average blood sugar over the last 2-3 months.  As a result FASTING IS NOT REQUIRED. An A1c < 5.7% is considered normal. This is the normal range An A1c...

How do you Diagnose Prediabetes or Diabetes?

Diagnosing Diabetes It is not only diabetes that is the issue but conditions that cause elevated Blood Sugar.  This may include Prediabetes or Metabolic Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes A number of Tests can be used to diagnose or...
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