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Hi Doc i checked my a1c today and it was 8.3. does this mean

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Hi Doc i checked my a1c today and it was 8.3. does this mean im diabetic?? I have also been checking my blood glucose and it has been like 115 in the morning but thru out the day 140 the highest after a meal.

Do i have diabetes? I have been feeling kind sluggish lately

khagihara :

According to the criteria, if HbA1c is 6.5 or more than 6.5, it is diabetes.

khagihara :

But it shows the blood sugar control 3 months ago.

Customer:

so do i have just to get my a1c back down to normal levels and everything will be ok

Customer:

do i need to see a doctor

Customer:

i have never tested diabetic

khagihara :

Your fasting blood sugar is borderline. normal is less than 100.

khagihara :

But diabetes is more than 125.

khagihara :

You have borderline diabetes.

Customer:

ok so thats the same thing as pre diabetes?

khagihara :

same thing

Customer:

so what do you suggest...eat healther and excersise more?

khagihara :

But you should have a glucose tolerance test.to see a doctor.

khagihara :

to make sure you have diabetes or prediabetes.

khagihara :

How tall are you? How much do you weigh?

Customer:

im 6'11 380 pound football player

Customer:

excerise every day pretty active

khagihara :

I see. You have muscles. I can't tell you are overweight or not.

Customer:

well im a litttle overweight i have muscles also...

Customer:

is 8.3 h1c ver high?

Customer:

very

khagihara :

It is very high.

khagihara :

But it is contradiction with your blood sugar.

khagihara :

You should see your doctor and show the result.

khagihara :

And you should have a glucose tolerance test.

Customer:

i wasnt concerned at first because my glucoise tests have never been higher than 140

Customer:

i just took one again and it was 135

khagihara :

It is very strange.

khagihara :

To make sure you have it or not, you should have the test.

Customer:

ok i will have the test done

Customer:

thank you very much

khagihara :

You are welcome. Take care.

khagihara :

If you have hemoglobin variant, the HbA1c may be falsely high.

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