A1c

medic673b
By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-11-09 01:15:25 -0600
Started 2011-10-11 19:09:15 -0500

I have heard that the ADA has come out with a new guidline saying that A1c 5.7-6.1 was now considered pre diabetic and not type 1 or 2. Has anyone heard anything about this


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-11-09 01:15:25 -0600 Report

I had heard it the other way from a friend. His new Dr considers him now a T2 where his former Dr placed him in the "prediabetic" category. He said if his AM fasting numbers were 110 or above in Dr's estimation he is now a T2.

annesmith
annesmith 2011-11-08 01:27:46 -0600 Report

Yes…I have heard it…I don't agree with it . I'm not trying to play doctor, but my strong opinion is it's wrong…the new guideline. Once the morning fasting consistently goes over 100, it's hard on the whole body, and the kidneys start getting overworked. To me, anybody that is consistently morning fasting of over 120, they are diabetic. To, me, pre diabetic is if a person has consistently morning fasting of between 96-120. ANNE

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-10-14 19:57:43 -0500 Report

no. I was diagnosed with diabetes (no such thing as being a mild diabetic either as my doctor once told me) my A1C to start with was 5.7 never heard of this