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Is a 6.3 A1c borderline for diabetes?

Is a 6.3 A1c borderline for diabetes?

5.7-6.4: Is pre-diabetes or an opportunity to change and prevent diabetes. What can you do? Eat smart: good portions, whole grains, fruits & veggies. Get moving 60 minutes every day. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more


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My A1c was 5.6 both type a & b diabetes runs in my family I am 43 and smoke am I concidered a borderline diabetic?

Get checked, etc.,,,: Considering your family history and your own information, it is really important for you to see your doctor and get checked with. Lab readings and a physical exam. Your being overweight and increased thirst and urine results raise red flags for diabetes already. The fact that you smoke doesn't help. So see your doctor to get checked and hopefully get on a diet and exercise program, etc.. ...Read more

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I recently had an A1c test. It revealed my number as 6.5. Some places I read this is diabetic-.Others say its borderline. Is this considered diabetes?

I recently had an A1c test. It revealed my number as 6.5. Some places I read this is diabetic-.Others say its borderline. Is this considered diabetes?

Diabetes: There's a great debate over this. General concensus is that a1c 6.5 and above is diabetes. Some people start the diagnosis at 6.0 you should talk to your doctor about lifestyle modifications to keep this number at or below 6.5. ...Read more

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Can an A1c test tell if I have diabetes?

Can an A1c test tell if I have diabetes?

A1c: Before you pay for an A1c test have your doctor check your blood sugar.
If the value is high an A1c is in order. ...Read more

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What's a normal score on the A1c diabetes test?

What's a normal score on the A1c diabetes test?

Less than 6.0: This is a test of the chronic level of blood sugar and is useful to monitor the effectiveness of diabetic treatment. You should, if you are a diabetic, endea vor to get this below 7.0 and even lower if possible. The higher numbers show an increased risk of rather bad complications of diabetes. ...Read more

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If your A1c level is 6.7% what type of diabetes does that make you?

Depends: Hbaic of 6.7% is mildly elevated duggesting diabetics. It can happen in all types of diabetics. Though based upon your age, obesity it is likely type 11. ...Read more

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My a1c 4 months ago was 5.8. What's the chances of it turning into diabetes now?

My a1c 4 months ago was 5.8. What's the chances of it turning into diabetes now?

See below: Your A1c is just above the normal range into the pre-diabetic range. You have a 60% chance of avoiding diabetes by losing about 10% body weight and exercising at least 150 minutes/week. Losing weight or exercising is not easy, but having diabetes is worse.
You may consult this site for info and talk to your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-prevention/art-20047639 ...Read more

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I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?

I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?

A1c = 9: Intensive lifestyle modification, not just dietary changes, but also a regular exercise program are recommended. Since this will be a lifetime commitment for you, would recommend consultation with a registered nutritionist / diabetic educator. Many hospitals and local community programs make this available to patients at no charge or for a nominal fee. Cutting your portions to half is a start. ...Read more

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If I had a normal A1c of 5.4 in July 2016, and you didn't take care of yourself can 6 months later can it develop to diabetes now.

If I had a normal A1c of 5.4 in July 2016, and you didn't take care of yourself can 6 months later can it develop to diabetes now.

Diabetes.: There's a genetic predisposition to diabetes which can be more easily uncovered if one doesn't care for oneself as far as diet, exercise and weight management. But type 2 diabetes does take time to manifest, so six months may not be enough time to go from normal to full-on diabetes. That being said, diet, exercise and weight management are always important, diabetes or not. ...Read more

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Hello I just had my A1C tested it was 6% this time but back in October it was 5.7% what can I do to get this number down. I don't have diabetes?

Hello I just had my A1C tested it was 6% this time but back in October it was 5.7% what can I do to get this number down. I don't have diabetes?

Regular exercise,: Eliminate refined sugars and refined carbohydrates, eat a vegan, vegetarian or paleo diet. Lean animal protein if desired such as skinless chicken, fish... most people fail to realize that they can get all of the protein required from vegetables and legumes. Supplement with a high quality vitamin supplement to assure adequate intake of B12 and D3. ...Read more

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Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Lifestyle: Assuming you are asking about type 2 diabetes, anything you can do to reduce your Insulin requirement may allow you to make enough Insulin without the help of meds. Changes might include: eating fewer carbs, eating less overall to lose wt, exercising more to lose wt, and building muscle to increase Insulin sensitivity. Good luck! Note: if you have type 1 dm, only Insulin will treat it. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c 6.0, could I have diabetes?

Hemoglobin A1c 6.0, could I have diabetes?

= prediabetes: With 10% / year risk of developing overt diabetes if left untreated. ...Read more

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Is the A1c test for diabetes accurate?

Is the A1c test for diabetes accurate?

Yes, it is.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

Very: In my opinion this test was one of the most significant advances in medicine I have seen. To be so simple, it is so valuable. Why didn't I think of it. Rj. ...Read more

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Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetic measure.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c 6.0, do I have diabetes, how to know?

Hemoglobin A1c 6.0, do I have diabetes, how to know?

Diabetes: This a1c is not high enough to label you as being diabetic (would have to be 6.5 or greater). The best way to see if some has diabetes is to do a 2hr glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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Is the A1c test an accurate test for detecting diabetes?

Is the A1c test an accurate test for detecting diabetes?

Yes, it is.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes. My A1c is 7.3. Is that good or bad?

I have type 2 diabetes. My A1c is 7.3. Is that good or bad?

IT'S OK BUT: It's not bad; it should be between 6 and 7 for diabetics. The lower the better! As you may know, this test measures your average sugar over 2-3 months. As a GENERAL rule, an A1C of 5=100, 6=130, 7=160 and so on. Add 30 as you go from 5 to 6 to 7... ...Read more

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What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

My bias is...: Not to stop the meds that got you to have excellent control (except sulfonylureas, insulin) as, if continued, many have data or logical reasons for delaying or preventing diabetes from 'recurring'. ...Read more

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I have many symptoms of diabetes but blood sugar/a1c is normal. What could this mean?

Hormonal problem?: The most common symptoms of dm is excess thirst and excess urination. Low levels of anti-diuretic hormone can cause these same symptoms. Certain people will respond to stress by excreting excessive levels of cortisol. Chronic high cortisol could also lead to thirst and urination. Certain kidney problems can cause thirst and urination. Get checked by your doc. If you have normal a1c you're not dm. ...Read more

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Prediabetes I had a A1c with a reading of 5.8 is that bad? Diabetes is bad in my mothers family

Prediabetes I had a A1c with a reading of 5.8 is that bad? Diabetes is bad in my mothers family

Prediabetes.: An A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read more

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My A1c was 4.80 but my insulin levels were 35 which is high? Is this typical? Have strong fam history of diabetes.

My A1c was 4.80 but my insulin levels were 35 which is high? Is this typical? Have strong fam history of diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes: Is a disease of Insulin resistance, not insufficient Insulin production (as in type 1). Your body is producing more Insulin than it should because your brain is ordering your pancreas to make more in response to higher glucose levels, but since you're resistant to insulin, the Insulin builds up without having the ability to get glucose inside your cells. ...Read more

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Is 4.3 a bad A1c number. My dr wasn't concerned. No history of diabetes in my family but iam obese. I've recently lost 20lbs.

Is 4.3 a bad A1c number. My dr wasn't concerned. No history of diabetes in my family but iam obese. I've recently lost 20lbs.

UnlikelyValue, Check: Optimal for health is HbA1c <5.0%; have never seen 4.3% even in slender young very athletic women, unlikely valid. Recheck & even more important, optimize NMR lipoproteins. Go Hi-Fat+Veggies/ModProt/LowCarb & study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Mary Enig, DietDoctor. Com, NUSI. Org, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, FatChance. Html, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Ancestral Health, etc ...Read more

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Is 5.7 a bad A1c level? My dr didn't seem concerned. No history of diabetes in my family, but I am obese. I have recently lost 20 lbs

Is 5.7 a bad A1c level? My dr didn't seem concerned. No history of diabetes in my family, but I am obese. I have recently lost 20 lbs

A1c above normal: Hi. That A1c is above normal. A1c is a pretty insensitive way to diagnose diabetes. You have pre-diabetes by those criteria.Healthy diet & regular exercise is important, as is achieving and maintaining ideal body weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had severe attack of pancreatitis and was diagnosed with diabetes. Recent tests show normal A1c levels and no glucose spikes. Wrong diagnoses?

I had severe attack of pancreatitis and was diagnosed with diabetes. Recent tests show normal A1c levels and no glucose spikes. Wrong diagnoses?

Depends: Depends on how the original diagnosis was made. Also are you being treated for diabetes? Your a1c might be normal because you are under treatment. What is the current a1c? ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetes my A1c in april was 5.9 but my A1c in august was 7.2 and now my numbers in are high when I check it was 149 my numbers were good?

Type 2 diabetes my A1c in april was 5.9 but my A1c in august was 7.2 and now my numbers in are high when I check it was 149 my numbers were good?

Diet, exercise, meds: Did you change your diet? Eat more? Eat sugars and starches? Gain weight?
You may need your medicines adjusted. Set a goal for weight loss. Make a diet and exercise plan with your doc and stick to it. You can regain control and save your own life. Remember to get your eyes checked for diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic due to fasting gluc of 110 (but normal a1c). Is diabetes likely in future, and if so, in approx how many years?

I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic due to fasting gluc of 110 (but normal a1c). Is diabetes likely in future, and if so, in approx how many years?

You can mitigate: You have about 60% chance of avoiding diabetes, were you destined to get it, by losing about 10% of your weight through exercise and diet. I can not over-emphasize exercise. At a minimum 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week. Gradually increase the intensity of exercise. Consult a nutritionist for diabetic diet. ...Read more

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I don't have a history of diabetes. Recent test show glycohemglobin A1c at 8.4. Could this be because im pregnant? Test 6/2013 and 5/2014 show 5.3.

I don't have a history of diabetes. Recent test show glycohemglobin A1c at 8.4. Could this be because im pregnant? Test 6/2013 and 5/2014 show 5.3.

Rise in HA1c: Yes. This value of HA1c is quite high, and indicates protracted hyperglycemia of significant proportions. Pregnancy can induce gestational diabetes. Your doc must have glucose values. This requires expert management. B ...Read more

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If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?

If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?

All the vegetables.: I recommend as many green vegetables as a patient desires, but caution patients to limit fruit intake to 2-3 servings daily. This is especially important if the patient is overweight. If you are physically active, you may be able to handle a higher fruit intake. I always advise against fruit juice. Remember, "the fruit you eat is always better than the fruit you drink". ...Read more

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How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc. ...Read more

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If your fasting glucose is 99 and your A1c is 5.9is that considered pre-diabetes?

If your fasting glucose is 99 and your A1c is 5.9is that considered pre-diabetes?

Need more tests: An a1c of 5.7-6.4 is in the prediabetes range according to american diabetes association guidelines and aace since 2010. However you need 2 positive tests to give you a diagnosis. Another a1c > 5.6 or fasting glucose 100-125. It is time to put together a healthy diet and exercise routine. ...Read more

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Can I still have diabetes although I have a 5.5 a1c with a 88 fasting Blood sugar? But still have symptoms

Can I still have diabetes although I have a 5.5 a1c with a 88 fasting Blood sugar? But still have symptoms

This isn't diabetes: Look for some other cause of whatever symptoms you may have. Often, just a difficult life situation can mimic symptoms of serious illness and a good physician can help you through this. ...Read more

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I have type one diabetes and my A1c is 5 but im insulin dependent how will that affect trying to get pregnant?

I have type one diabetes and my A1c is 5 but im insulin dependent how will that affect trying to get pregnant?

Should be ok: If you maintain good glycemic control, you should not have much trouble conceiving. You will need close follow up during pregnancy because your Insulin requirements will change. You will also need an eye exam. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more