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    Old 07-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #1
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    Am I diabetic?

    I had my physical exam recently.
    I am 57 years old and healthy

    Fasting - 102 (fasted for 14 hours)
    PP (2 hours after breakfast_ - 158
    A1c - 6.5%

     
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    Old 07-08-2018, 03:27 AM   #2
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    Re: Am I diabetic?

    Your A1C is a bit high, and your doctor may call it Pre-diabetic; however it is by no means out of control. There are things you can do to lower it and your doctor will go over this with you when you do your follow up.

    My husband's A1C runs about the same and then goes as low as 4 at times..its really controlled by diet and by exercise. He also takes supplements to help lower it...Speak with your doctor. He or she should have a game plan for you.

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    Old 07-08-2018, 05:44 AM   #3
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    Re: Am I diabetic?

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    Your A1C is a bit high, and your doctor may call it Pre-diabetic; however it is by no means out of control. There are things you can do to lower it and your doctor will go over this with you when you do your follow up.

    My husband's A1C runs about the same and then goes as low as 4 at times..its really controlled by diet and by exercise. He also takes supplements to help lower it...Speak with your doctor. He or she should have a game plan for you.

    Good luck!
    Thanks for the response.
    Yes, my doctor said I am pre diabetic but didn't prescribe any medication.
    I would like to monitor my glucose at home.
    Do you have any suggestions for a reliable glucose meter, preferably with A1C as well?

     
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    Old 07-09-2018, 04:04 AM   #4
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    Re: Am I diabetic?

    No home monitoring devices are accurate...My suggestion is to change your diet, do whatever your doctor tells you to do and ask if you can get a blood test for your A1C every quarter. My husband is able to stop in and get his blood drawn quarterly at this physicians office and he gets a call back from either the doctor or the nurse when the results come in. To date, he has lowered his A1C about a whole point, but it does fluctuate. As long as it is not getting higher; we are both happy!
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    Old 07-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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    Re: Am I diabetic?

    I wold recommend that you do get a monitor. The 158 after breakfast is a bit high. Perhaps you ate a lot of carbs, but a monitor would allow you to to track your blood glucose after meals and know how foods affect you and you would know what to eat and what to avoid.

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