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Yes: The goal in diabetics is to get this number below 7.0 and even below 6.5 if possible. If you are a diabetic and have 5.9, that is terrific. If you are not a diabetic, this could be a normal figure. Lowering this number is important to lower the risk of complications of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis B: Hbsag is the short term of hepatitis b surface antigen and is a component of the hepatitis b virus. Hbsab is the antibody to this protein made by the person infected by hepatitis b virus or vaccinated against hepatitis b. See this site more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/b/. ...Read more
I am 23 and I have a hgba1c of 5.3% and a fasting bs of 97. Should I be worried about prediabetes because I am on the high side of normal?
No: Sure your fasting might be on the high side of normal but your average sugar (hgba1c) over the last 3 months is excellent. We would only worry about pre-diabetes if your hgba1c is >5.7% or if your fasting glucose is consistently >100. So relax. But remember to practice healthy eating habits & regular exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fasting hgba1c 7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?
Hyperglycemia: If you are not checking your blood sugar regularly you must do so. Check blood sugar one morning and again next night. Your blood sugar should not be above 120 if possible. If it is you will need to see your doctor who will most likely prescribe Metformin. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more