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Below is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

My fasting glucose number was 127.  Does this sound like pre-diabetes or diabetes? What should I do to control by blood sugar?

Answer: There are a few ways in which diabetes or pre-diabetes can be diagnosed, one of which is a fasting plasma glucose test.  Generally, a result of 126mg/dL or higher indicates diabetes and a result between 100 and 125mg/dL indicates pre-diabetes.  In either case, it is recommended that you contact your doctor and have a second test performed in order to confirm the diagnosis.

If a second test confirms your diagnosis, I would recommend visiting the American Diabetes Association’s website to learn more and attending a diabetes education class.  Take a look at my previous posts to learn how to find a diabetes educator in your area and some other nutrition related tips.

In terms of treatment, your doctor should discuss the various possibilities with you.  Some of the types of treatment include dietary management, weight loss, oral agents and insulin injections.

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