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Weston, CT
A 46-year-old female asked:

I am prediabetic with higher blood sugar and insulin levels. l just had a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. fasting sugar is 63, insulin is 2. meaning?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Unusual: Your Insulin is appropriately suppressed for a low fasting blood sugar. It isn't what we usually see in patients with pre-diabetes, however. What did the rest of your ogtt look like? Hba1c?
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Doesn't matter: The numbers aren't really important or valuable. If you're overweight and have high glucose (particularly with a positive family history) you need education, diet, exercise, weight reductio and maybe medication -- not just a diagnosis. The diagnosis doesn't help you get healthier.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Agree. Focus on the holistic approach to great health. Attain & maintain your ideal body weight, monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, exercise regularly, cut down on carbs/sweets and eat more fruits & veggies etc. Follow up with your DR
Mar 25, 2013
Last updated Mar 15, 2020


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