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I've just had a glucose tolerance test and it has come back as being faults which I'm guessing is a good thing. So I guess my question would be is it possible to still have blood sugar problems if this test comes back okay? My ac-1 test was slightly elevated at 5.8. The reason why I'm wondering is I've been having a lot of vision problems for the past few months and my doctor thought it would had something to do with blood sugar. Thank you if you can help I really appreciate it.

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    HbA1c of 5.8% is fantastic. 

    if this was my result than I would have nothing to worry about.

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      I'm afraid, seangreen420, that you are mistaken.  A HbA1c level of 5.8% is NOT fantastic.  It indicates that the person who had the test MAY well be already suffering with pre-diabetes.

      A non-diabetic would have a HbA1c level of 5.6% or lower.

      A pre-diabetic would have a HbA1c level between 5.7% and 6.4%.

      A diabetic would have a HbA1c level of 6.5% or higher.

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    Hypothyroid disease can also cause vision problems and has many overlapping symptoms with diabetes.  You should get a full thyroid panel done next time you get blood work.

    Also, neck problems caused by whiplash or even cold weather can result in vision problems.

    Im not trying to minmize your concern, just rule out some of the simpler things.

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    5.8 is within normal range (5-8)

    was this a one-off test or a 3mth test?

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    I have no actual medical knowledge except that I am diabetic Type 2 myself. My guess would be that if you have had a glucose tolerance test that has come back OK then your blood sugar should be fine. It may be worth asking your doctor why they though your vision problems were related to blood sugar. Don't be afraid to ask these questions if you do not understand.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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    There are a number of things that can cause vision problems.  1st is age related. 2nd can be Vitamin or mineral deficiency. Then comes medication side effects.  Main bad drugs are aspirin, cannibis, any blood thinners, acid blockers.  Focus on adding lots of fresh vegetables, A multi mineral, a multi B vitamin, a mult vitamin, 1 natural E vitamin, a vitamin A 1 per week,  a cinnamon with chromium.  Do eye exercises twice a day; i.e. put a finger up close and focus close then far away as fast as you can for about 2  minutes.  Let me know if things improve.   Regards, John
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      Hi Jonathan. I’ve found Berber one to be very helpful as well as boron. Both are available as prepared supplements. However, I’ve found that making my own tea by soaking dry berberine in water is much gentler and easy to work with because I can control the dose. I make my own dilute liquid boron supplement from borax, which is a natural salt. Like any salt, a small amount is very effective, and it doesn’t take much to overdo it and feel sick.

      I used a lot of coconut cream for my mother got a while, trying to help her gain weight. I put it in smoothies. This didn’t seem to help her gain weight, but may have had a cleansing effect, as it worked quite well as a laxitive, though not what I was going for.

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