The nurse takes a blood sample from a diabetic patient to measure his glycosylated hemoglobin (Hgb A1C). The patient's goal is to achieve a level lower than:


•The American Diabetic Association recommends an A1C of 7% or below to reduce microvascular complications of diabetes.

•The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends an A1C goal of 6.5% or less.

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