Normal A1C Level

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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello - I am wondering what the normal A1c level is.
I have heard 5.7%, 6%, or even 6.5%.  Does that depend on the lab?

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   Posted 11/17/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told that anything between 4.4 and 6.6 was normal... So I've always aimed for 5.5.
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I also think normal for a diabetic is slightly higher than normal for non diabetic. In general, for diabetics, they want it less than 7%, some would say under 6.5%

Man I use too many commas - but I am too lazy to go back and take them out. By the time I typed this I could have taken them out...but did!
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