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A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm an extremely fit and healthly person, who is a track athlete. blood test results showed that my h1c is at 5.9, which seemed high and alarming (normal is 4 - 5.7). my 12 hr fasting level was excellent and i do limit my sugar intake. my mother is dia

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Not to arlam: You are probably aware to the fact that you have a risk factor to become diabetic, but this does not necesarily mean you will become one , you should continue doing the excercise, have a healthy diet, avoid soft drinks, pastries, keep a healthy weight and have a regular check up.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Diabetes scree: Treat the patient, not the number. I prefer a fit, proactive person with bmi of 30, with good eating habits than an unfit, bacon-eating person with a bmi of 20. Normal fasting sugar is <100, and A1c <5.7. Central obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. Your result is not alarming. Keep taking care of yourseld with good lifestyle discipline.

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