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if your fasting glucose is 99 and your a1c is 5.9is that considered pre-diabetes?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes, but: The hba1c is within range for pre-diabetes, fasting sugar is borderline, but post-prandial blood sugars may be elevated. The hba1c and fasting sugar are somewhat discordant. I do think this indicates significant risk for future diabetes, but blood work should be repeated or obtain 2-hr ogtt to confirm. Even if all ok next time, i highly recommend change to healthy lifestyle to avoid worsening.
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

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