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my fasting sugar is constantly high over 6.5. i m type 2 diabetic. any risks of constantly high fasting sugar?

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Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Get hgb a1c: The blood sugar is high within the normal range when fasting. The key fact is what happens after meals if the post para dial sugar goes up too high. One clue to that may be the glycosylated hemoglobin or A1C which will be high if that is the case. You may need to start medication in addition to diet and exercise and weight reduction of you are overweight. Metformin may prevent diabetes
Answered on Jul 19, 2016
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious : This puts you at greatly increased risk of long term complications -- blindness, kidney failure, chronic pain, gangrene, dementia.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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