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A 51-year-old female asked:

A1c 5.2 , cpeptide 1.5, insulin level 4.3 uiu/ml, estimated mean plasma glucose 87.16. fasting was 79. was told to start metformin...why? do these numbers mean i am diabetic? afraid to eat certain foods now.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Is that so?: Glucose and A1c are fine. I would get a second opinion. This does not say "diabetes" to me. Food choices are not the key to managing diabetes in any case. Stay physically fit and get with another physician.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2018

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