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Spring Valley, CA
A 38-year-old female asked:

Fasting blood sugar 126. not diagnosed with diabetes. how quickly can i lower this before i am? does this mean i do have it? trying to avoid meds

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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You are at risk: for diabetes and perhaps even have it already with a fasting glucose 126, Diet, exercise, weight loss and sometimes a medication is prescribed even BEFORE you get a Diabetes Diagnosis- some think Metformin can prevent Diabetes in a pre-diabetic, SInce you have PCOS this medication may be appropriate to lower you risk of complications in the future.
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