A 40-year-old female asked:
hi, my ac1 is 5.3 now but my fasting sugar has been in the 140s+ for the last 2 weeks. should i be worried?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Quang Nguyen answered
Specializes in Endocrinology
Be careful: A1c is a 3 month average so a 5.3 is normal but your fasting glucose is in the diabetes range the last two weeks. If this continues for 3 month, your a1c will not be 5.3 anymore and coukd be higher than 6.5%. Watch your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Increase water and physical activity. Be sure to recheck a1c in 3 months. Good luck.
Answered on May 7, 2020
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetic control: Hgb A1c takes weeks to change. Are you less vigilant about your diet recently? If not you may need medication or dose change. Your physician or endocrinologist, who knows you well, is best qualified to advise you about this matter. A dietician can be helpful in dietary and your ideal weight instructions.
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
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