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Do I have diabetes?

Q: I am 43 years old. On a routine check my fasting blood sugar (FBG) was found to be 136 mg/dl and HbA1c was 6.6%. Sometimes, I feel a slight irritation on the penis and thirsty too. Is this condition reversible? My family doesn't have a history of diabetes. Please help.

A:To confirm the diagnosis you need to repeat one more FBG. If this is also >125 mg/dl then diagnosis of DM is confirmed. But with these values you need to follow only with life style modification diet and exercise and this should become normal. In addition you need to get your lipid profile and kidney function tests along with fundus examination of the eye to assess the complication status. You need to take aspirin 75-100 mg/d for protection of your heart.


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