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Old 02-03-2016, 20:28   #11
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Taso that is wonderful. Congratulations on joining the 5% club.

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Kaiser lab is saying anything between 4.5% and 6% is normal. I have seen the upper limit at 5.5%. I don't know why they are so different.

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The limits seem to change with the fashion for simplification.

My first set of results showed the limits for "normal" as 4.3 to 5.7 but lately the lab is reporting the range as 4 to 6.

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I prefer to have an A1C that reflects steady non-diabetic levels, so 4.5-5.5. When I had amazing control, I was at 5.0 and very happy with it.

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After giving this some thought, I don't think the question permits a definitive answer. The concept of "ideal" is too nebulous to be applied to such a complex thing as someone's HbA1c.

Also, how are you defining "ideal"?

If you mean "optimum" I'm not sure there is any such thing, that's why we see ranges given for these values. If you are talking about someone's perceived "goal" for their HbA1c, that is a totally different thing, since it is simply what that person feels their HbA1c should be.

Can you be more definitive, because I confess I am confused by your posts.

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My personnal goal is 4.7-5.3, no science in this numbers. I am at 5.6.

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Can you be more definitive, because I confess I am confused by your posts.
I think the question is quite straight forward. All obstacles aside, what A1c level do you want to achieve? That could even be a range if you are not a person who fixes on very specific goals.

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If you are talking about someone's perceived "goal" for their HbA1c, that is a totally different thing, since it is simply what that person feels their HbA1c should be.
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Yes, When I ask what you would like your A1c to be, I am asking for your perceived goal. Yes, This will be what the person feels that their HbA1c should be. I am having a hard time understanding where the confusion is coming from.

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Part of the confusion derives from forum rule #5 which prohibits quizzing other members for personal information.
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