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.
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