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Fri Nov 30 15:09:11 UTC 2012

I recently did an A1c test at home results were 5.7 and eAG was 117 mg/dl (don't know what that is) What action should I take, to avoid diabetes.
Asked By: sherrel  
Category: Prediabetes

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I am female 56 yrs. old, 20 lbs. over weight, post menaposal. My mother and two siblings have T2
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2012-12-18 20:51:41.0

This testing is a good start to guide you and your health care team to investigate further if you have diabetes or perhaps pre-diabetes which would show that you have some insulin resistance. The test results you have would be inconclusive. Your eag or estimated average glucose reading is 117, which is by some accounts depending on when it is measured a normal reading. Your doctor may want to do a lab fasting blood glucose and repeat an A1C test to start. Weight loss if it is necessary and regular exercise can help prevent type 2 diabetes from developing in some cases. Of course eating healthy with plenty of lean meats and fresh vegetables is important as well. Give this information to your own health care team so that they can let you know if further testing is warrented.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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