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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

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Sort of

We'd like it 5.6% or below.
Maybe you can really hit the physical fitness / aerobic exercise circuit (strength training is good too) and keep your tendency to diabetes at bay.

In brief: Sort of

We'd like it 5.6% or below.
Maybe you can really hit the physical fitness / aerobic exercise circuit (strength training is good too) and keep your tendency to diabetes at bay.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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