Worldwide, the prevalence of diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate; type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 90% of all cases of diabete; people who have family members with diabetes are at greater risk; symptoms include extreme thirst, frequent urination, exhaustion and blurry vision
Diabetes mellitus (or just “diabetes”) refers to a group of diseases in which the body can’t use and store glucose properly, resulting in high blood glucose concentrations. There are a few different types of diabetes of which type 2 diabetes is the most common.
Q: Confused on recent blood sugar level readings. Fasting is 87, 2 hours post prandial is 96 and HbA1C is 6.5. Am I diabetic? How come HbA1c be hig hihger if fasting and random readings are ok?
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