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Old 05-08-2017, 23:16   #1
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Hello everyone,

I am almost 60 years old. So I'm home sick with a sinus infection, and my doctor's office just called to give me my results of my blood test. She said that my A1Cs were elevated and to make an appointment, so my doctor can go over everything with me.

I immediately panicked, so I decided to seek advice from a community already dealing with all of this.

This may sound like a dumb question, but does "elevated" mean diabetes?

It does run in my family, but I was hoping I wouldn't come down with it. Can I reverse the numbers?

My mind is racing! Thank you for any thoughts/comments you have.

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"Elevated" only means above what is normal. The connotation of that word to me is that it's not greatly above normal, but something to check out.

Most of us here didn't know much about D before our diagnosis. If you'd like a good crash course on diabetes, do some reading on Blood Sugar 101 Might clear up some issues for you and relieve you of anxiety.

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Hi alamogirl, welcome to the forum. Glad you found us, but hate it that you had to though.

If they didn't give you real numbers yet, elevated doesn't tell much. I was borderline high, what does that mean? I see you pick "Pre" as your Type, is that what they told you?

This is the place to be, someone here can answer your questions and ease your fears and halt the panic. I second VeeJay's recommendation for reading on the BloodSugar 101 site.

Come back and keep us posted after your doctor goes over everything with you.

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Old 05-09-2017, 18:25   #4
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Thank you both. Y'all have been very kind. I picked "pre" because I needed to pick a "type" before I could join a forum. I will know more tomorrow. My parents were both diabetics. I've seen the horrors of diabetes (Dad), and I've seen how well one can live by managing their diabetes (Mom).

Again, thank you for the words of encouragement.

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