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A 44-year-old member asked:

My glucose level is 5.8 after a fasting blood test my grandfather had diabetes i don't know if it was type 1 or type 2 i have to have another blood test in a few months . am i going to get diabetes ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: I am assuming you are talking about a HGB a1c level of 5.8. That is normal so you are not diabetic. However, it does not mean that you will never become diabetic.
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