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Age 56 - weight 315lbs - just got back from doctor, can't

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age 56 - weight 315lbs - just got back from doctor, can't understand him
JA: The Endocrinologist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Endocrinologist can help you best.
Customer: A1C =6.3
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Customer: PROSTRATE 0.4
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  dr abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

As you have weight 315 lbs and you have HBA1C of 6.3 .

HBA1c is test to diagnose Diabetes , its normal range is between 4 to 5.6 percent .

Range between 5.7 to 6.4 indicates increase risk of Diabetes and this state is called Pre - Diabetes .

Level more than 6.5 is diagnostic for Diabetes .

As you have range that falls you in the category of high risk to develop Diabetes .

You are also overweight which is additional risk factor for Type 2 DIABETES .

So at this stage you should adopt dietary plus weight reduction tips to overcome issues .

You are a candidate to start Metformin .

So ask your dr for that .

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