Tailoring HbA1c targets

A: HbA1c targets must be balanced against the risk of severe hypoglycaemia, especially among older people. Use a target HbA1c ≤ 53mmol/mol (≤ 7%) for most people with type 2 diabetes.1,2 People with a history of severe hypoglycaemia may require a higher target, (≤ 64mmol/mol [≤ 8.0%]).2

Select a lower HbA1c target (≤ 48mmol/mol [≤ 6.5%]) for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who do not have cardiovascular disease and who are not using insulin