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Mon Sep 09 16:47:20 UTC 2013

My fasting blood sugars for the past several years 97, 99 up to about 108. a1c 5,4 and 5,5. How often should I be tested? Is yearly enough testing.
Asked By: stargazer12  
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I am 48, weigh 118 pounds and I am five feet 2 inches. I exercise 6 days a week and I eat a low carb, low fat diet. My doctor has been testing me every 6 months. I am stressed. It doesn't seem to matter what I do, the numbers are like this and that's all. My triglycerides are always about 47-50. My HDL is good, but my LDL is terrible. I have no family history of diabetes, except one uncle with a poor diet who never exercised. I had a home glucometer, and the BS number never went higher than 150 with randomn testing.
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2013-10-06 14:31:19.0

Can I tell you that you are doing fabulous. You are way too hard on yourself. I suggest taking some meditation and yoga classes. Stress can raise your blood sugar as you know; but your numbers are excellent. Sure, you will have ups and downs, it's the nature of the beast, but all in all I wish all my patients were as motivated as you.!!! Follow your health care team's advice on how often to get your blood work. Keep up the great work.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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