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Can you tell me about diabetes control?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Duhaney
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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.

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How can I control my diabetes?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
In < 400 words.: Eat right, lose weight. Exercise regularly. Take your meds as prescribed. Measure fasting blood glucose. Get eyes, feet and labs checked regularly. Keep a good doc who believes in the basics of metformin, Glipizide and insulin. Address other cardiac risk factors including cholesterol and blood pressure. Stop smoking.

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