The hemoglobin A1C result is an important value for long-term glucose monitoring; about three, months mean value of glucose level. HbA1C results are in percentage value. This percentage (%) value may be confusing for many. It is because, we are practicing measuring our plasma glucose levels in mg/dl or mmol/l using a glucose monitor. Here, you can learn how to get more information from your HbA1C test results.
To convert the A1C to average plasma glucose value; let us consider the higher end of the normal range of A1C as 6%, which is equal to the higher end of the normal average glucose of 120 mg/dl. For every 1% A1C change, there is a similar change (increase or decrease) of about 35 mg/dl (or 2 mmol/l) of average plasma glucose.
A1C to Average Blood glucose Conversion Calculator
How do you convert the A1C to average (blood) glucose level?
Just enter your HbA1C number in the box before “%” mark and press “calculate” to get average plasma or whole blood-glucose numbers in mg/dl or mmol/L.
Is your A1C high, do not panic?
If your A1C number is in a higher side, do not worry. You can lower your A1C with certain changes in your lifestyle. Before that know your good A1C target, achieve it by knowing how to lower A1C? and what are the benefits of A1C test.
A1C to Blood glucose chart
For non-diabetes, the normal hemoglobin A1c range is between 4% and 5.6%. A1c range of 5.7% to 6.4% indicates increased risk towards diabetes, and levels of 6.5% or higher suggests diabetes.
Many people have a question, what does it mean if I have a high A1C and normal blood sugars? Many others, on the other hand, have a question, what does it means if I have normal A1C and high fasting glucose? If you are one among them visit A1C glucose level relationship.