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I was not told to test. I was just told to workout atleast 30min most days of the week and cut back on carbs. I called the nurse and asked for a carb range and she said between 50 and 100. I will call my insurance co today to see about test strips and seeing a nutrionist.

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This site, our members, and our experts can not provide you with your "official" medical diagnosis or your appropriate treatment plan. But we can help you with some health improvement tips.

1. Find out from your medical insurance company what services are covered for diabetes and pre-diabetes. Then have a discussion with your doctor. Ask your doctor for a referral to see a Certified Diabetes Educator. Usually this service is provided by your local hospital. This type educator will be either a nurse or Registered Dietitian. This educator will provide you with the information you need regarding diet, exercise, health body weight goals, blood sugar testing, etc.

2. Until the meeting with the diabetes educator, be sure to sign-up for our Sparkpeople Diabetes Center. You will then have access to our meal plans that use a controlled carbohydrate planning system for all meals and snacks based on your calorie range and weight goals. You will also find a great deal of information on diabetes, treatment options, recommendations, etc. Here is the link to the center:

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Let me know if you have more questions.

3. Finally, most people with pre-diabetes do blood sugar testing daily, especially in the initial stages of the treatment plan. Once a healthier weight is achieved, an appropriate diet is being utilized, daily exercise is incorporated, etc..... daily blood sugar testing "may not" need to occur. It all depends on how the body responds to the treatment options.

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Check with your MD.

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my doc said that 7.0 was the level he wanted to see me at. I think everything is individual.

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I am surprised that your dr hasn't sent you to a nutritionist and started you on meds. 6.6 level is considered a diabetic by my dr at least. I am on metformin and my dr was happy when mine came in at 6.4 due to another med I am on. I went off it and last time mine was at 6.0 which is still not within normal range but is a lot closer. That is the worst reading I've ever had and my best was 5.3. You will need to have your dr prescribe the test strips for you. May I suggest you read this article? http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/glycat
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If you have other problems, it's possible that your A1C was overlooked due to a focus on the other problem(s).

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I'm new to this sight. I joined because I'm very close to becoming a diabetic. My last A1c at my annual physical was 6.6. I'm determined to learn as much as possible how to control my sugar levels. My first question is, should I be testing my sugar daily or is this only for Diabetics?

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