HbA1c

4.5

What does an HbA1c level of 4.5 mean?

Published on 
February 14, 2024
Virta Team

An HbA1c level below 5.7 (or 5.7%) means that your blood glucose level is normal. HbA1c is a blood test showing what percentage of red blood cells have glucose molecules (or blood sugar) attached to them. Having less than 5.7% of red blood cells coated with glucose is optimal for your metabolic health. You should continue to try to make healthy lifestyle choices to avoid the chances of eventually developing diabetes.

What signs and symptoms are associated with an HbA1c level of 4.5?

A person with an HbA1c level of 4.5 will likely not show any signs or symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes.

What can I do to lower my HbA1c from 4.5?

If your HbA1c level is below 5.7, you do not have currently have diabetes or prediabetes. However, there may be other reasons (like weight loss) you may want to address your metabolic health. In such cases, Virta can help. By making healthy lifestyle changes in a medical setting to reduce your carbohydrate intake, Virta can help you feel like yourself again. See if you’re eligible for Virta Health here.

HbA1c Ranges

Normal

An HbA1c level below 5.7 (or 5.7%) means that your blood glucose level is normal.

Prediabetes

An HbA1c level between 5.7 (or 5.7%) and 6.4% means that you are in the prediabetes range.