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My fasting blood sugar is 113 mg/dl. Am I a diabetic or prediabetic?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: Prediabetes!

If you are overweight, then you are looking at type two diabetes and 113 is in the prediabetic range.
get aggressive with your exercise, any time you see a number over 99 go on a brisk 30 to hour minute walk and recheck your blood sugar afterwards. Exercise burns glucose in your muscles and will lower your serum blood sugar. This will reverse diabetic state with other lifestyle changes! Try it!

In brief: Prediabetes!

If you are overweight, then you are looking at type two diabetes and 113 is in the prediabetic range.
get aggressive with your exercise, any time you see a number over 99 go on a brisk 30 to hour minute walk and recheck your blood sugar afterwards. Exercise burns glucose in your muscles and will lower your serum blood sugar. This will reverse diabetic state with other lifestyle changes! Try it!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Impaired fasting

Impaired fasting glucose is defined by fasting blood sugars ranging 100-125 mg/dl.
If you have a blood sugar > 199 mg/dl by 2 hours following a meal or glucose tolerance test you could still have diabetes. Getting a hba1c test can help put this in perspective for appropriate treatment. It will certainly involve lifestyle changes to include dietary modifications, weight loss, and exercise.

In brief: Impaired fasting

Impaired fasting glucose is defined by fasting blood sugars ranging 100-125 mg/dl.
If you have a blood sugar > 199 mg/dl by 2 hours following a meal or glucose tolerance test you could still have diabetes. Getting a hba1c test can help put this in perspective for appropriate treatment. It will certainly involve lifestyle changes to include dietary modifications, weight loss, and exercise.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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