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what does a 7.2 a1c mean

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Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 10 years ago.

Hello

The A1c test is used primarily to monitor the glucose control of diabetics over time. In poorly controlled diabetes, its 8.0% or above, and in well controlled patients it's less than 7.0%. It has been proven that an HbA1c level of 7.2 or less greatly reduces the risk of complications from diabetes. However, any reduction in haemoglobin A1c is a benefit.

Check this link

http://www.medicinenet.com/hemoglobin_a1c_test/article.htm

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/a1c/test.html

http://www.minimed.com.au/pump_therapy-glucose.html

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Dr AMIT MUNJAL's Post: I haven't been diagnosed with diabetes yet. Will this one test diagnose me?
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 10 years ago.

Hello

A1C at 7.2 % is not a diagnostic test but more useful for screening.It suggest mean sugar level around 150 mg/dl in past three months.You should further be tested for Fasting Blood sugar ,Post parandial blood sugar and GTT(glucose tolerance test) for more accurate diagnosis.

A1C at 4% - 6% is diagnostic non diabetic range.

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Dr AMIT MUNJAL's Post: I do not accept these responses. They are nothing that I haven't already googled myself.