Following a fasting glucose test that showed I could be
Is exercise and healthier lifestyle (eating etc) sufficient while monitoring it? How often should I
have either the fasting or hba 1c test in future?
The result is normal.
I have gone through your query and understood your concern.
For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin A1c level is between 4% and 5.6%.
The levels between 5.7% and 6.4% mean you have a higher chance of getting diabetes.
The diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus is confirmed if the HbA1C result is 6.5% or higher.
So,your result is within the normal range and means that you are not pre-diabetic.
You are obese,so i recommend a hypocaloric diet and continue with regular physical activities.
You may repeat the HbA1C test after 1 year, or immediatelly if you have symptoms like Urinating often, Feeling very thirsty, Feeling very hungry or extreme fatigue( Common symptoms of diabetes )
Anyway,for the moment,you have nothing to worry about because your HbA1C test result is normal.
Let me know if i can assist you further.