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A 58-year-old male asked:

M58, what do you say about fasting blood sugar is 140 and two hours after meal is 170. (this with 500 mg glucophage). ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Hb A1c: You know that you have diabetes and need to control your blood sugar. For monitoring the control of blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c is a better test than blood glucose. It is good to keep Hb A1c below 7.0
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Provided original answer
Infection can put glucose out of control. You may wish to redo the A1c test in 3-5 months. However, with a current reading of 5.8, you are doing very well. It would you to do regular exercise and you may start out with walking.
Sep 1, 2014

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