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My Hemoglobin A1C test came back at 5.7 Should I be worried

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my Hemoglobin A1C test came back at 5.7 Should I be worried
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Customer: I'm a healthy 61 year old woman. I had routine blood work done and my sugar was at 101. Dr ordered the A1C test and it came back 5.7
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Customer: my health has been fine. I've never had this issue
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you shouldn't be worried.

but you and your doctor should continue to watch your glucose levels and you have to watch your weight

increased weight gain can increase your risks for diabetes

An A1C level between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes

but not all cases of prediabetes progresses to diabetes

you should eat healthy and exercise regularly to prevent weight gain to maintain your good health.

you may benefit from seeing a nutritionist and seeing an exercise therapist as well to help you

let me know if you have questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

do you have any other questions?