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One-Time Elavated HbAC1; always normal glucose measurements thereafter
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jpv04 posted:
About 4 years ago, I went to the doctor with a headache. As a precaution, he tested my glucose (82 -- 2 hours after a snack) and did the HbAC1 test (5.7 -- he said this was in the upper range of normal for his lab). Since then, I periodically take my blood sugar (morning/afternoon/night & either 2 or 4 hours after eating). The observed values are always between 80-92 which I have read are normal.


Do I have anything to worry about?
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brunosbud responded:
Depends whether you believe you have diabetes. If you do, I wouldn't worry...
 
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davedsel2 responded:
While your numbers are in the "normal" range, you need to also consider family history. Does anyone else in your immediate family have or had Diabetes? You also need to consider your lifestyle. Do you exercise? Are you overweight? Are you eating a healthy diet?

As bronosbud said, if you are Diabetic then you don't need to worry as you are in very good control. Continue doing what you are doing. If not Diabetic, then look at the other factors. Whatever your family history, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle then you have a good chance of at least prolonging getting the disease or possible preventing it entirely.
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glucerna replied to davedsel2's response:
I think it's great that you and your doctor are on top of the possibility of developing diabetes. The current guidelines recommend accumulating 60 minutes of exercise/physical activity every day, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight. Doing these things not only helps prevent diabetes, it also promotes an overall healthy life. ~Lynn @Glucerna


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