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A 52-year-old female asked:

Health anxiety! a1c 5.3 but fasting is always in mid 90s. i check my sugar constantly. so afraid i am developing diabetes because i have had fasting 100 (lab). how can i stop worrying and checking my sugar? does it take years time to develop diabetes

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Health anxiety: 100 is still normal. Your A1C is normal. If you are worried about diabetes- maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat a balanced and healthy diet & strive for balance in your life (rather than constantly checking your blood sugar level. Be well.

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Last updated Jun 6, 2017

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