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What Is Hba1c And A Normal Hba1c Range? Explained In Plain English

Those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may have seen it before, but what is a normal HbA1c range? This article explores what your HbA1c reading should be and how you can improve it. What is HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c)? HbA1c is a marker that can determine your average blood sugar (glucose) levels over the previous 3-months (1). That means it can be used to assess the quality of your diabetes management, as well as to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. Sometimes HbA1c is also called glycated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1c or just A1c. The ‘Hb’ refers to hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body. ‘A1c’ refers to a minor part of hemoglobin that sugar molecules attach to. The amount of sugar attached is directly proportional to the amount of sugar in your blood at a given time, so this reading is used to accurately reflect average blood sugar levels. If you’ve had high blood sugar levels in the past month or so, your HbA1c levels will be higher too. Summary: HbA1c is a marker that reflects your average blood sugar levels in the previous 3 months. It’s also called glycated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1c or just A1c. Normal HbA1c Range The HbA1c test is m Continue reading >>

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  1. Richard157

    Updated Blood Sugar / A1c Conversion Chart

    This seems to be the most recent conversion chart for comparing our average Blood Sugar level with the corresponding A1c
    …A1c(%)…Blood Sugar Av.
    …5… 5.0… 90
    …6… 6.7… 120
    …7… 9.5… 150
    …8… 11.5… 180
    …9… 13.5… 210
    …10… 15.5… 240
    …11… 16.5… 270
    …12… 17.7… 300
    …13… 18.3… 330
    …14… 20.0… 360

  2. Steve45694

    I use the conversion tool on Accu-Chek.com. How reliable is that compared to the conversion table you have supplied? Just wondering if I need to quit using that one, because their seems to be a big difference in the end result. Thanks for the post. Very informative.

  3. Holy Cross

    The above chart seems to be off In a book by endo. Dr. John Merendino.,
    the nos. are very different.(a1c 7 154).the chart is in the early pages of the book.
    If you keep a log,you can see the BIG difference

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