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[IP] Re: Type 2 Question

>Several months ago my mom had blood work done and her fasting glucose level
>was 130. At that point her pcp told her they'd try to lower it by
>diet/exercise. At last week's office visit her fasting glucose level was 128
>so her doc put her on Glucophage.
>Mom said she doesn't have diabetes yet; her doctor is just using the meds to
>bring her glucose levels down.


Your mother DOES have diabetes. You are correct. A fasting blood glucose
greater than equal to 126 means you have diabetes.

Here is a good link to show your mom. It shows the diagnostic criteria for

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