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Blood test showing diabetes. Can I control it by diet?

Hi My name is Felix and iam stressing out because on March 21 2013. I went to my Doctors and she did blood work and on my Ac1 test i was a 7.4 on scale .So she said i was diabetic and she got me on meds. for it I have been checking my sugar levels with the machine and my reading had been 94 @500pm and 102 @ 7 pm thats after eating i just want to know about first my reading on blood work was that amount or percentege okay to diagnose a person and preform Meds. or can a diet fix it.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi Felix,
Welcome to HCM,
Your reading of HbA1c 7.4 is high which indicate you had hyperglycemia in past few months.This result tells us that you are diabetic but if you have doubt about diagnosis of Diabetes then you can recheck Fasting blood sugar and Postprandial blood sugar level without taking any drug for a week.
Once it is confirmed to have diabetes then diet control and regular exercise and medicines if required are to be taken regularly.
You can do so with consultation of your treating Physician.
Your blood sugar is coming low so it is possible that you can control with diabetic diet and exercise and proper FBS, PPBS monitoring every month.Please also check your Lipid Profile.
Please get HbA1c every 3 months.
Please take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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