Hemoglobin A1C

What is Hemoglobin A1C?

Hemoglobin A1C is a biomarker that correlates to your average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months.

Why is it included in the Metabolic Axis?

Hemoglobin A1C is an important screen for diabetic risk, providing a long-term snapshot of blood glucose concentration in comparison to other tests. Levels that are consistently above 5.7% may warrant a visit to a physician.

How can I better understand my results?

  • Normal: 5.4% or less
  • Pre-Diabetic: 5.4%-5.9%
  • Diabetic: 5.9% or greater

Where can I learn more?

The CDC provides a broad overview of what A1C is and how to manage it.

Read about why the Mayo Clinic conducts A1C tests.