I saw this posted on CWD. It doesnt make me feel so good since Hannah's A1c was 5.5%a few weeks ago. She's fine. I know. I guess I should be sleeping and not reading all this stuff online! ACK!
Normal human glucose levels: 4.3 - 5.5 % (70 - 108 mg/dl)
Note: any elevation in mean blood glucose concentration above 5.5% (108 mg/dl) should be explained by a physician.
A1c level of 5.6 - 5.9%: The individual level of mean blood glucose has exceeded the normal upper limit of the assay range, indicating an abnormality in the expected normal human range. While this level is not recognized by the ADA as diagnostic of diabetes, it does signal a level that may be indicative of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or pre-diabetes.
Anyone with an A1c in this range should seek medical attention to determine the cause of the elevation in mean blood glucose. This is an important early warning sign that could prevent an individual from becoming diabetic if caught early. Often, diet and/or exercise may reverse and/or reduce the A1c level back to within normal range.
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