What is my A1C if I’m Prediabetic?
Prediabetes is Stage 1 Diabetes.
- In prediabetes (also known as impaired glucose tolerance), your blood sugar is higher than normal, but still lower than in diabetes. Your doctor may tell you that you have prediabetes if you have:
- Glycated hemoglobin (A1c) of 5.7 to 6.4%.
While you have some insulin resistance, your body is still producing and responding to insulin – and that’s great news. It means you can put together a nutritious plan that follows pre-diabetic diet recommendations, and expect better health.
Do I Have Prediabetes?
The only way to know for sure if you have prediabetes is to get a blood test to determine your A1C or fasting blood sugar. Still, there are many tests you can take online to check your risk. Check your risk with Lark here.
The following topics can affect your diabetes risk and can contribute to a prediabetic A1C reading:
- Your family history of diabetes.
- Whether you have ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
- Your age (the older you get, the more likely you are to get a prediabetic A1C reading).
- Your race/ethnicity.
- Whether you are physically active (being inactive contributes to prediabetic A1C readings and getting active can quickly take your A1C reading out of the prediabetic sphere!)· Whether you are a man or a woman, and, if you are a woman, whether you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
- Your height and weight, used to calculate your body mass index (BMI) (being overweight contributes greatly to a prediabetes A1C level).
What is Lark?
A new study reveals that artificial intelligence mobile app Lark could be a useful tool to help patients with Prediabetes prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, showed that patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes who had Prediabetes and who used the Lark Weight Loss Health Coach, dropped their baseline weight and increase their percentage of healthy meals eaten by 31 percent.
A1C levels in Prediabetics.