new site member - A1c 6.0

By flender Latest Reply 2010-04-03 06:10:16 -0500
Started 2010-04-02 18:06:19 -0500

Hello everyone,
I went to the doctor for my physical yesterday and she went over my bloodwork and she gave me the diagnosis of being a pre-diabetic (with a disposition toward type II).

A1c = 6.0
Fasting Blood Glucose = 98

Everything else came back ok.

I am a male, 34 yrs old, 6'0" tall, weigh about 175 lbs. and am in relatively good shape.

I have a family history of diabetes (dad's side) of type I and type II - his brother (type I acquired at 21) and two sisters had type I (age 4 and 10) and his mom and dad had type II (acquired later in life). He has 2 brothers and 6 sisters total (so 3 of 9 contracted diabetes).

My brother acquired type I diabetes at age 4.

My doctor has told me to basically eat/drink like a diabetic would and excercise daily - and to come back in 3 months to get my A1c level checked again…she didn't mention checking blood sugar or anything like that. I am working on getting an appt with an endocrinologist.

I'm wondering (if anyone has any recommendation/advice) if this seems like I'm headed towards type II or what?

Thanks in advance for any comments.

2 replies

shorty31 2010-04-03 06:10:16 -0500 Report

listen to your doc. your going in the right direction, i am in the same boat most of my father s fa,ily had some type of problem do to diabeties for example, kidney failure,blindness,death,limbs cut off. at first i was boarderline diabetic but i didn't take to the warning now i am type 2 diabetic,i only take the pill but it could into taking the needle. so if we work together will can get it under control.

MAYS 2010-04-02 18:38:26 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

You are in control of this, follow your doctors advice, think, act and take care of yourself as though you are diabetic, eat properly and exercise, take care of yourself and keep communicating with your doctor, that's my advice to you, others may offer more or less, let your doctor, endocrinologist and dietician create a plan for you, follow it and you should be fine !