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Lamar, MO
A 49-year-old female asked:

My a1c was 4.0 and my doctor said to exercise and diet would bring my blood sugars up. he also said my b-12 was low and wants to start monthly shots.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Who's worrying?: Get another opinion. Who wants their blood sugar UP if they are not having symptoms? If your B12 is low due to pernicious anemia, monthly injections will save you form a horrible death preceded by brain damage -- but a suitable workup is worth performing first (do you have malabsorption? a fish tapeworm? ill-advised vegetarianism?) I'd get a second opinion, if just for better communication
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for your kind words. You're making the right decision in seeking a second opinion.
Aug 16, 2017
Last updated Aug 16, 2017
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