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can you tell me about diabetes control?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Work with a good provider and eliminate carbs, start exercising, and lose weight. There are supplements and medications that your provider may recommend, as well.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
Dr. Robert Duhaney
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Great question: It's great to know your hemoglobin a1c - it's a blood test measure of diabetes control over a 3 month period. Good control is an a1c less than 7%. Poorly controlled is generally considered over 9%. Your PCP can help with this. Watching your diet (eating less carbs), getting regular exercise, and faithfully taking medication all help to limit any complications from diabetes.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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