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607566 tn?1221252380

How is this possible?

I went to my endo. for my hypothroid & while sitting there she tells me I have diabetes because she had 2 previous lab results with glucose at 126 but it was not fastind, she is now sending me for a A1c test. How does she think I have it when I didn't fast?
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141598 tn?1355671763
The A1c test will determine if you are diabetic or not
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482325 tn?1210578538
Be sure you fast for the A1c test.  That is important.
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607566 tn?1221252380
I asked the Dr if I needed to fast for this test and she told me no, I am really confused with all this
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141598 tn?1355671763
Your doctor is correct. To quote the Mayo Clinic, "The A1C test is a simple blood test. You can eat and drink normally before the test."
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607566 tn?1221252380
Thanks for all the input, I just don,t get how she could say I have diabetes from a 126 glucose and I wasn't fasting for the last 2 test. I wasn't sure if the Dr was just a waste of my time diagnosing me on 2 non-fasting results.
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482325 tn?1210578538
Once again, I stand corrected.  Thanks!!

Anita
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When your nonfasting blood test comes back with a count of over 100 tryglycerics it means that your glucose blood count is too high.  Anything over 100 tryglycer.... is a reason to have your glucose blood counted.  Do whatever the doctor tells you to do in preparation for the diabetes test.  God Blessings
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306245 tn?1244384967
I am not sure about these test, that is why I posted if I should get tested or not, but at least you seem to have a doctor that is caring and concerned.Not all doctors are this way. I hope all works out for you
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607566 tn?1221252380
I guess I was hoping that my glucose being 126 without fasting was nothing to worry about, but I am getting the a1c test in a few weeks.
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