What is the recommended glycated hemoglobin level?
A: The International Diabetes Foundation guidelines recommend glycated hemoglobin levels be below 6.5% in order to minimize the risk of future complications from diabetes. Ideally, glycemic control should be handled in a proactive manner, according to the joint consensus algorithm for the management of hyperglycemia from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which suggests that a glycated hemoglobin value of 7% or more should serve as “a call to action to initiate or change therapy, with the goal of achieving a glycated hemoglobin level as close to the nondiabetic range as possible.”
Teaching topics from the New England Journal of Medicine - Vol. 358, No. 3, January 17, 2008