A1c of 5.5

By Thirtyone83 Latest Reply 2014-07-31 23:02:57 -0500
Started 2014-07-29 23:29:19 -0500

I have been having numbness and tingling in my hands, feet, and lips for several months now. I went to my Dr and he did a full blood work up on me. I called yesterday to get the results and they kept telling me everything was normal but my mom is a diabetic and I was concerned that a 5.5 is really close to being pre-diabetic is this true?

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Thirtyone83 2014-07-31 23:02:57 -0500 Report

Thanks. The nurses at the doctors didn't tell me about my mom she showed me her blood work paper from the last time she was checked. I saw the range was 4 to 6 but it seems to 5.5 is really close to being a 6 and was worried it would get higher if I didn't change my diet or do something about it. Thank you everyone I am going to take some paper work on the ranges to my Dr the next time I see him and still probably get a second opinion as well just to be on the safe side.

NewSong53 2014-07-31 19:13:34 -0500 Report

I'm not an expert but I've lived a little and that doesn't sound normal. I would recommend a second opinion — if nothing else, it will ease your mind. Doctors aren't infallible.

jayabee52 2014-07-30 14:06:51 -0500 Report

Howdy Thirtyone

According to the ADA: "For people without diabetes, the normal A1C range is 4-6%." ~ http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/...

Your Dr will need to determine if you have diabetes or prediabetes. If you are not satisfied with this Dr's determination, perhaps you should get a 2nd opinion.

I had already been Dx'd with T2 for several years and I had an A1c of 5.5 so perhaps you may need a 2nd opinion on it.

It is interesting that the office told you about your mom's diabetes. That may be the nurse's way of encouraging you to get further testing for T2, but having worked in the medical field for a time, it may be a breach of the HIPPA privacy issues.

Praying you can get the cause your numbness/tingling determined, whatever the source, and solved.


IronOre 2014-07-30 00:09:45 -0500 Report

5.5 Is just fine IMO you have nothing to be concerned with there.
The tingling that you mention doesn't sound like anything diabetes related.