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Blood Glucose test came back: HIGH LEVELS of C-Peptide (5.5). A1C (5.3) fasting Glucose (105). Please explain results?

 

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The high fasting blood sugar places you at a higher risk for developing diabetes in the future. This along with the a high C-peptide indicates insulin levels are available and point to hyperinsulinemia and potentially the beginning of insulin resistant.

 

You should look for risk factors that further increase your risks for diabetes and work on those that can be modified..... Are you physically active ? Is your weight where it needs to be? etc Discuss other markers of diabetes with your doctor: high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, skin changes that point to excess insulin etc

 

The good news is that you can improve insulin sensitivity and improve glucose tolerance through lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk.

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