Are A1C diabetes test of 5.9 good?
if a person had an A1C test and it was 5.9 does that person have diabetes?
Posted 3 years ago in Diabetes by SalviaDruid
5.9 is slightly over what it should be, but still in the normal range.
Under 6.0 is considered very good for someone with diabetes. Only about 5% of diabetics achieve this.For someone without diabetes, 5.9 is at the upper limit of normal. If you are worried, you can ask for an oral glucose tolerance test at your doctor.
The normal range for a HgbA1c is 4-6% - so you are within a normal range.
A1cA truly normal A1c is between 4.6% and 5.4% A1cs are not as good a measure of actual blood sugar control in individuals as they are for groups. An A1c of 5.1% maps to an average blood sugar of 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) or less when group statistics are analyzed, but normal variations in how our red blood cells work make the A1cs of truly normal individuals fall into a wider range. Some people's A1cs are always a bit higher than their measured blood sugars would predict. Some are always lower. NOTE: If you are anemic your A1c will read much lower than your actual blood sugars and the resulting A1c is not a useful gauge of your actual blood sugar control. Heart attack risk rises in a straight line fashion as A1c rises from 4.6%.If you are not diabetic , then you are as close to it as you caan get. In other word's the numbers are not normal.Here's what haas to be done:There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels : 1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph This is a great site for info3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don't need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can't count carbs so I use Mendosa's Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htmIf you are faithful to diet and exercise then you might not need the metformin!TIN
5.9 is not diabetes. It's very very close though! The person should have another test in 3 months because it is so high. Diabetes is diagnosed with a reading over 6.
the conversion number is 18!! multiply your number by 18 and you get a daily average for the last 3 months of 106. But then again the average of 300 and 100 is 200 so that doesn't tell the whole story.You need more testing to see whether that is just a chance lower number or if you need to really get your act together and eat low carb food plan and exercise more.AACE the endocrinologists group wants the diagnostic number down to 100, they are now diagnosing diabetes at 110. It was 125 a few years back. And the 125 is what the ADA says it should be for diagnoses.
If your a diabetic an A1c result of 5.9 is good, if your not a diagnosed diabetic you would be diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. What you should do is treat yourself as a diabetic, meaning better eating habits and more exercise. Diabetes is a progressive disease, which means it will get worse over time but with proper care and treatment you can prolong and possibly prevent any complications resulting from diabetes.And you don't need conversion numbers to determine your average glucose number over a period of 2-3 months what you need is a chart, I'll list it for you.
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