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What is the hemoglobin a1c count for people who have borderline diabetes?

The A1C, as we refer to it, is an average measure of your blood sugars for up to a three month period. There is a range that is considered "normal" for everyone although it may vary a bit from lab to lab. The first goal is for your A1C count to be under 7; the next goal is to be less than 6. Staying attuned to good lifestyle habits will help those with pre-diabetes to be within the desired ranges.

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