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My blood sugar fasting is 98, ppl sugar 162 and hba1c is 6.7. should i need to take medicine? or dieting and exercise is enough?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Can't say for sure!: Rigid adherence to a low carb lifestyle would directly improve your situation, but the weight loss which would occur would benefit you as well. Exercise as well! i would still put you on metformin for better glycemic control. It will also help weight and cholesterol, while lowering a1c!

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