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I had blood work and my sugar tested 5.7, why is my dr. Saying that i'm pre-diabetic when under 7 is the goal?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Complications
Anyone with a hemoglobin A1c of 5.
7-6.4 is considered pre-diabetic. At this level, there are many things you can do to reverse the course of the disease and prevent the development of diabetes. Once you are a diabetic, the A1c goal is < 7 because beyond 7%, your risk of complications from diabetes begin to go up, especially the risk of retinopathy (diabetes eye disease).

In brief: Complications
Anyone with a hemoglobin A1c of 5.
7-6.4 is considered pre-diabetic. At this level, there are many things you can do to reverse the course of the disease and prevent the development of diabetes. Once you are a diabetic, the A1c goal is < 7 because beyond 7%, your risk of complications from diabetes begin to go up, especially the risk of retinopathy (diabetes eye disease).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: It is a range
5.7 to 6.4 is "prediabetic range.
<5.7 is normal. 6.5 and above = diabetic...If you have diabetes, the goal is to keep below 7. So, at 5.7, you are at slightly increase chance of developing diabetes, eventually...So, healthy lifestyle is important.

In brief: It is a range
5.7 to 6.4 is "prediabetic range.
<5.7 is normal. 6.5 and above = diabetic...If you have diabetes, the goal is to keep below 7. So, at 5.7, you are at slightly increase chance of developing diabetes, eventually...So, healthy lifestyle is important.
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