In the blood stream are the red blood cells, which are made of a molecule, haemoglobin. By measuring the HbA1C it can tell you how high your blood glucose has been on average over the last 8-12 weeks. A normal non–diabetic HbA1C is <36mmol/mol (5.5%). In diabetes about 48mmol/mol (6.5%) is good.
Likewise, what should your HbA1c level be?
Blood HbA1c levels are reflective of how well diabetes is controlled. The normal range for level for hemoglobin A1c is less than 6%. HbA1c also is known as glycosylated, or glycated hemoglobin. High HbA1c levels indicate poorer control of diabetes than levels in the normal range.
What is a good score for a1c?
The more glucose that enters the bloodstream, the higher the amount of glycated hemoglobin,” Dr. Dodell says. An A1C level below 5.7 percent is considered normal. An A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 percent signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when the A1C is over 6.5 percent.
What should HbA1c be?
For most adults with diabetes, regardless of whether it's type 1 or type 2, the general HbA1c target is <7.0%; that is, ideally, 7% or less of red blood cells should be glycosylated. HbA1c levels of 8.0% or above may indicate that tighter control of blood glucose levels is required.