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Is a low A1C with an elevated fasting glucose a type 2 diabetic condition ?

By Anonymous August 10, 2017 - 9:45am
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My A1C is 5.1 but the associated fasting blood glucose is 115

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For someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C level is below 5.7 percent. Someone who's had uncontrolled diabetes for a long time might have an A1C level above 8 percent.

A fasting blood sugar level below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) — 5.6 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) — is considered normal.
A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 7.0 mmol/L) is considered prediabetes. This result is sometimes called impaired fasting glucose.
A fasting blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L) or higher indicates type 2 diabetes.


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