HbA1C levels and their meaning
HbA1c provides a longer-term trend, similar to an average, of how high your blood sugar levels have been over a period of time. High HbA1C levels indicate poorer control of diabetes than normal ranges. HbA1c can indicate people with prediabetes or diabetes as follows:
|HbA1C %||Indicative diabetic control|
|6.0 % – 6.4%||Pre-diabetes|
|6.5% and above||Diabetes|
The HbA1c target for most people with type 1 diabetes is 6.5% or lower. However, do follow your doctor’s recommendations in the target specific for you. Your doctor will help you determine the steps you need to take to successfully manage diabetes.