San Jose, CA
A 57-year-old female asked:
I am pre diabetic (10+years) sometimes i monitor at home. my fasting blood sugar has been over 7 very often recently & high at bedtime. my gp tested hba1c which is normal. my blood sugar during the day is also normal. im confused. please advise?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Your question is not clear especially the second sentence. For pre-diabetic status, you are safe if you can keep HbA1C less than 6.5%. You are still safe if your sugar level is less than 140 or even below 160 before bedtime which I assume you have your dinner 2 hours before. By my opinion, HbA1C is probably a better marker than fasting blood sugar for monitoring pre-diabetic condition.
Answered Dec 26, 2021
Last updated Dec 26, 2021
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