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How can blood sugar levels be lowered?

i had a kidney transplant nov 3 of this year and my blood sugars were always good. now I am taking 5 mg of prednisone and my a1c is 5,7, I only eat about 124 grams of carbs a day. I cant understand why I am now prediabetic., is there anything I can do to lower it
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
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Hello,

You have not mentioned whether you have got your Fasting and Postprandial blood sugar levels done. Those values are important to know whether you have diabetes or not. An HbA1c of 5.7 does not prove that you are prediabetic.

For controlling blood sugar without Medicines, you have to restrict carbohydrates and fats in your diet. Stay away from processed and canned food. Maintain a good fitness regime like at least daily 30 mins of brisk walking.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nazma Amman
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