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Thursday, September 23, 2010 Lina, Community Member, asks

Q: My a1c level was 6.2 and fasting was 113. My doctor says that it won't keep me from losing weight if I exercise & eat a low calorie diet. Is this true? Or do I need medication?

I exercise for 30 minutes five times a week.
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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide
10/ 1/10 6:21pm

I'm not sure why your doctor would say exercise won't help you loose weight. And for anyone with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes a very low carb diet is a must!  With an A1c of 6.2 you are having highs somewhere in your day so you need to check your blood glucose more frequently. If the A1c remains higher, even with low carb and exercise, then it may be time to think about  meds. Here are some links that might help:

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/prediabetes-271388-5.html

Two great resources for you to ask questions is Gretchen Becker and David Mendosa:

Gretchen:

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/5068/120824/breakfast-problem

David:

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/community-604-143.html

 

Also check out Dr. Bernstein's book The Diabetes Solution: 

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bernsteins-Diabetes-Solution-Achieving/dp/0316167169/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1285971511&sr=8-1

David Mendosa has been following Dr. Bernstein for a couple years and it has changed his life!

 

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