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Mon Jul 18 07:13:08 EDT 2011

I already know the risk factors for CVD, my most recent HbA1c is 5.4 . Am I too low ?
Asked By: stephen892  

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Age 57 Male (212ILBs) Diabetic type 2 A1C 5.4 CVD risk non-insulin Meds: Januvia, Starlix
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2011-07-19 19:24:41.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Congrats on achieving excellent blood glucose (sugar) control! Most people without diabetes have A1C between 4-6%.

A1C readings are three month blood sugar averages. A1C targets vary with each person. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends that A1C be under 6.5%.

Learn more about testing blood sugar!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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