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piker6ca
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   Posted 3/15/2016 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi every one
Was at the Doc last week and had blood work done .
He told me i was pre Diabetic one reading was 6.2 on the test.
What i wanted to know if i drop weight and eat better will that stop it .
I have lost 4 pounds this week alone and really watching what i eat.
Our when i go to the Doc next week will he throw me on pills ?

Thanks
Tom

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/15/2016 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tom. Welcome to the Diabetes Forum. Is the 6.2 the A1c reading? This is the blood sugar average over about 90 days. It's elevated but not critical.

In order to bring it down, you can lose weight and have a regular routine of sustained exercise (like walking, biking, swimming, running, etc.) and an eating plan in which you cut down on heavy carbs like bread, potatoes, rice, corn, pasta. Any food made with flour and/or sugar will raise blood sugar.

So, yes, you can control your blood sugar if you follow the above recommendations. If you have family members with diabetes, it may be genetic but it's not impossible to avoid as long as you take care of yourself with diet and exercise.

Please read the two stickies at the top of the Diabetes Forum and the following website that has lots of information about blood sugar: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

I'm glad you posted! You'll find lots of help here!

yeah
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piker6ca
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   Posted 3/15/2016 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help the 6.2 was Glucose fasting for 12 hours.
Tom
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Lanie G
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   Posted 3/16/2016 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, Tom. Ok, I realize now that your 6.2 is your fasting and not the A1c test. For some reason the US uses a different measure for blood sugar, mg/dL, and Canada and the rest of the world uses the mmol/L measure. Here is a link to show the equivalents between the two. Since I'm in the US, I am used to using the mg/dL measure. The website I posted above also uses our system, so don't be confused while reading about the blood sugar measures. You can use the table here for equivalents.

www.joslin.org/info/conversion_table_for_blood_glucose_monitoring.html

In any case, my advice is the same and since your blood sugar is still only elevated and not critical, I really think you can get it under control with diet and exercise.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

worriedgirl
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   Posted 3/16/2016 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Just take care of it now before it falls to full diabetes. No matter how much you think it can happen to you it can. That is what I did and now I'm full blown diabetic and working on getting the right medicine for me. I got it under control once and then thought I could be like everyone else and now I'm paying the price. Metformin was great on my sugars to a point but made me have bad headaches. Now I'm trying victoza. And for the first time since October I feel normal again. But at a price. I now suffer from urinary incontinence and waiting to be out on a prescription next month for it. Luckily not so bad I pee myself just makes me pee more. Don't be me. You don't want this. Low carb and exercise.
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   Posted 4/11/2016 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Exercise and diet will help 6.2 is not bad but not good, you are close to the 7 mark, so continue with this diet routine but also try going for a walk everyday it will help
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