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My father did fasting blood sugar and it was 120 what should he do now?

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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Lose weight

He has pre-diabetes; to slow progression to diabetes, change lifestyle to lose 7-10% of his weight.
Reading and adopting the ada diabetic diet is not a bad idea. Discuss with his pcp or endocrinologist whether metformin is right for him. Can also consider checking A1c to see of he already is a diabetic.

In brief: Lose weight

He has pre-diabetes; to slow progression to diabetes, change lifestyle to lose 7-10% of his weight.
Reading and adopting the ada diabetic diet is not a bad idea. Discuss with his pcp or endocrinologist whether metformin is right for him. Can also consider checking A1c to see of he already is a diabetic.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine

In brief: HGB A1C test

Your father is likely glucose intolerant.
The next step is to get a hemoglobin A1c (or glycohemoglobin) test. It is a 3 month snapshot of his average glucose level. He should begin a lower carbohydrate diet, guided by his physician, of course!

In brief: HGB A1C test

Your father is likely glucose intolerant.
The next step is to get a hemoglobin A1c (or glycohemoglobin) test. It is a 3 month snapshot of his average glucose level. He should begin a lower carbohydrate diet, guided by his physician, of course!
Dr. James Cunnar
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