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my hba1c level was 4.8% but my dr said i was t2? surely that is wrong?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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A1c 4.8: Was the 4.8 measured while you are already diagnosed with diabetes and you are on medicine for this? If so what med and what dose? Your blood sugar is certainly OK. More information would be appreciated. - age, weight, body mass index (look up BMI on the web), current treatment for diabetes.

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It means that two: numbers are not match. Did you eat too much sweet few days before the blood test? Stay away from sweet few days before repeating this blood test and contact me with test results.
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Can my normal hba1c be normally high?

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My A1c was 5.4 one year ago what are the chances of me being diabetic that quick if I havent check since then?

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Is it possible for A1c to go from 5.3 to 6.0 in 3 months ?

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