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My HbA1c level was found to be high. What should I do next?

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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At November 21, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 31-year-old. For the last two to three weeks, I was feeling very low, a sort of weakness, and I felt that there is something wrong with my body. So, I went to a clinical laboratory for an HbA1c test and got a result of 10.50 %. The person at the clinical laboratory told me that this is a high percentage and to consult with some experts. I need your expert opinion as I do not know what to do next.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes. I suggest you take tablet Metformin 500 mg thrice a day after meals. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. Do 30 minutes of brisk walking daily. Eat a low-carb and low-fat diet. Repeat your HbA1c after three months, along with serum creatinine. After three months, we will review again and see whether you need another drug or if this is enough. I hope you find my advice beneficial. Good luck.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Endocrinology

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