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I AM NOT A DOCTOR. I can answer general questions on diet, exercise, blood glucose monitoring for TYPE 2 diabetes ONLY. I CANNOT answer general endocrinology questions, nor can I interpret test results. I can't offer advice on type 1 diabetes.

Sheri Colberg, PhD

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I am an exercise physiologist with a PhD who specializes in diabetes--as such I CANNOT answer general questions about other endocrine problems as I am neither an expert in all areas of endocrinology nor am I a medical doctor. My expertise lies in answering questions about diabetes (of any type) and physical activity, so please limit your questions to those areas. I can help you if you want to begin exercise or if you're already a diabetic athlete, and I am prepared to respond to questions about physical activity to which even your diabetologist may not know the answer. I can give suggestions about changes in your diabetic medications that differing types and intensities of exercise may necessitate, but I will have to refer you to your regular health care team to get final approval to make such changes. I can also answer questions about physical fitness, exercise metabolism, prediabetes reversal, and prevention of type 2 diabetes and diabetic complications.

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2017-03-28 AM exercise or ?:

Monica,    One higher than normal fasting level is not a diagnosis--you would need to repeat it and get a similarly high number for it to be used. That said, a number of things can affect insulin resistance

2017-02-28 Prediabetes Reversal:

James,    Some of the increase in fasting blood glucose levels may be related to having some liver insulin resistance.  Are your blood glucose levels okay an hour or two after eating meals?  It's possible

2017-02-20 afraid...:

Jose,    In order for a blood test to be diagnostic for prediabetes (100-125 mg/dL), it would need to be repeated.  our ranges only go up to 99 mg/dL to be in a "normal" range here in the US.    If you

2017-01-08 Monitor blood sugar:

Najmus,    I am not a medical doctor, but I can tell you what I know about various diabetes medications. Metformin (Glucophage, but also included as part of Jentinmet) mainly targets morning fasting blood

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