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Lap Band Hba1c Reading
Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015, HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,psa total 0.5 at6/4/2015.IS DAD diabetic?
A1c 5.5. Fasting gluc 109 (111 3 months prior). Fingerstick tests at home ALWAYS under 85 upon wake up. My GP says I'm "pre-diabetic." Thoughts?
Prediabetes: The diagnosis of "pre-diabetes" is probably based on your fasting blood glucose level being over 100. If you have a family history of diabetes, that increases the likelihood that you have pre-diabetes. Your HgbA1c is well within normal limits. Interestingly, your fasting blood sugar levels are normal at home, which makes pre-diabetes less likely. Regular exercise can prevent progression to DM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?
Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malabsorption: The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My glucose fasting is 98, post prandial 162 hb A1c 6.7.Triglyceride 184 HDL 32 LDL 66 total cholesterol 135.I have gallbladder stone of 9mm.Suggest m?
Gallstones: Your diabetes does not seem to be an issue here. The advise of what to do depends on whether you are having symptoms related to gallstones. If you have no symptoms then there is nothing that needs to be done currently. If you have symptoms then gallbladder removal maybe an option. Best to discuss with your primary doctor or see a general surgeon. ...Read more
Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?
No.: Your HDl cannot be too high. The higher the better. Your total is higher because it is included in a complex formula which contains your high HDL. Your lipid profile is excellent! Don't stress. That being said, if there is early cardiovascular disease in your family you may want to discuss other markers for cardiovascular risk including but not limited to an NMR lipid screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 hour blood sugar values. Am i pre-diabetic or close? Fasting 95, post-breakfast 136, pre-lunch 94, post-lunch 110, pre-dinner 122, post-diner 137
My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7. Normal BMI. Any significance to A1C?
Blood glucose fasting 125
pancreatic amylase 23 (nor 30-110)
almost bedridden due to L3 L4 operation
pls adv 2 STOP PROGRESSION TO DM?
Diet is the key: I understand your exercise is limited, so your next step is diet. Do an internet search for a BMR calculator to determine how many calories you can eat a day to maintain your weight and be sure not to eat more than that. Low carbohydrates is also important to keep blood sugars lower. Also, talk to your doctor to see if/when you would need to start a medication to help with your blood sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A lap band is surgery to restrict the stomach to facilitate weight loss. A high hga1c is a sign of poorly controlled blood sugars indicating you have diabetes. A lap band is not required. What is required is taking care of the diabetes so you dont have complications from the diabetes. Weight loss will help your blood suagr and diabetes but it should not be viewed as a cure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers