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Coronary Artery Disease And Diabetes Mellitus - Sciencedirect

Volume 11, Issue 4 , August 2016, Pages 330-338 Coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus Author links open overlay panel Mansour M.Al-NozhaFACCa Diabetes mellitus (DM) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are closely related. DM is a risk factor for CAD, but it is also equivalent to established CAD. The prevalence of DM and CAD is growing primarily due to the rising prevalence of obesity. The rapidly changing life style, especially in developing countries, plays major role in the occurrence of these diseases. We performed a literature review to summarize and explore the relationship between CAD and DM with a special focus on Arab countries in terms of risk factors and prevalence. We suggest future directions to prevent escalation in the incidence of DM and CAD in Arab countries. An important part of any preventive program for CAD should include clear prevention strategies for DM and other associated metabolic risk factors, such as obesity. Preventive measures, such as physical exercise in high-risk groups, at the population level should be encouraged. Continue reading >>

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  1. Velocity

    I got tested and it showed my A1C as 5.8, which surprised me as it was quite higher than expected. Technically it's still within normal range, but it's uncomfortably close to prediabetic, right?
    And some sources say that is prediabetic and that normal is 5.4 or lower. But other sources insist that 5.8 is fine.
    Are the "5.8 is fine" folks being too blithe about A1Cs of this level?
    I'm a not-thin not-fat person in my 20s.

  2. VunderBob

    I don't know what the people advising you have been smoking, but an A1c between 5 and 7 is ideal. Below 4 lies hypoglycemia, above 7 requires sugar control.

  3. WhyNot

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    Originally Posted by VunderBob
    I don't know what the people advising you have been smoking, but an A1c between 5 and 7 is ideal. Below 4 lies hypoglycemia, above 7 requires sugar control. The numbers keep getting tighter (without a lot of evidence that leads to better outcomes). Last I heard, 6.5 twice is now diabetes, while 5.7-6.4 is "prediabetes" among those that believe prediabetes is a thing.
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proc...s/prc-20012585
    Prediabetes is fairly controversial. Some doctors are very "ya either got diabetes or ya don't, prediabetes is nonsense." Others see numbers in the 5.7-6.4 range as not needing medication intervention, but a sign that lifestyle changes and diet education is probably a good idea.
    Only one who can tell you personally what to do about it is your doctor. It's going to depend on your other risk factors for developing full blown, actual diagnosis of diabetes how aggressively she wants to monitor or suggest diet and lifestyle change.
    But, y'know, I've yet to meet anyone for whom achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is a bad idea...

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