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prediabetes i had a a1c with a reading of 5.8 is that bad ? diabetes is bad in my mothers family

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sort of: We'd like it 5.6% or below. Maybe you can really hit the physical fitness / aerobic exercise circuit (strength training is good too) and keep your tendency to diabetes at bay.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Prediabetes.: an A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well.
Answered on May 19, 2015
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