What should be the causes of increased HbA1c?
Hello, I am 34 years old. I have done some blood tests. My HbA1c has got increased. I am really worried. What should be the causes of increased HbA1c? Please suggest.
@mandeep Your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) indicates your long-term glucose levels and is used along with other markers to diagnose diabetes. Increased HbA1c in nondiabetics, apart from being a risk factor for diabetes, has also been associated with heart disease and elevated all-cause mortality. Read on to learn about the causes and health risks of high HbA1c. HbA1c ≥ 6.5% is a reliable indicator of diabetes.
Values over 5.6% indicate prediabetes.
In non-diabetic Japanese health-check examinees who were 30 – 79 years old, the incidence of diabetes increased with increasing baseline HbA1c. In this and other studies, an HbA1c above 5.7% was a suitable value for predicting future diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 9.3% of the American population is diabetic