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i am 23 and i have a hgba1c of 5.3% and a fasting bs of 97. should i be worried about prediabetes because i am on the high side of normal?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: Your numbers are within the normal range. If your weight is normal, & you don't have any family history, i would recheck them once a year, & not worry at all otherwise. If either of the above applies, working on your diet & exercise should help keep them where they are, and you might want to recheck them 2 times a year, just in case.
Answered on Jun 21, 2012
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Sure your fasting might be on the high side of normal but your average sugar (hgba1c) over the last 3 months is excellent. We would only worry about pre-diabetes if your hgba1c is >5.7% or if your fasting glucose is consistently >100. So relax. But remember to practice healthy eating habits & regular exercise.
Answered on Nov 25, 2017
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
That Depends...: What do your other health numbers look like? Mobile Health games can help you interpret your health data and make actionable behavior change! Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m
Answered on May 19, 2014

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