Am I prediabetic?
December 2, 2013 7:34 PM Subscribe
Should I be concerned about my recent lab results?
posted by queens86 to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I recently had blood labs run at the doctor's and got my results. My doctor emailed me and only mentioned high calcium levels, but when I got a copy of the printout I noticed that my A1c is 5.7, which puts me in the 'prediabetic' range. I also had my fasting glucose level measured, which came out normal - 79. I'm wondering if I should take any steps to lower this number, or worry about it at all? Or is it likely that since my doctor didn't mention it, it's no big deal?
For the record, I am around 5'2" and weigh about 112 lbs - so I have no weight to lose really. I already exercise a couple times a week and I think I eat pretty healthy - I almost never drink soda, I don't like junk food, and I cook for myself almost all the time. I do eat a lot of carbs (potatoes, rice, bread and pasta) and my mom is diabetic. Should I cut down on those? I would ask my doctor but I have no easy way of reaching him, so I am turning here first!