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The A1C number is 5.7, and they say that <5.7% is consistent with the absence of diabetes, 5.7-6.4% is consistent with the risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes), and >6.5 is consistent with diabetes.

Your pancreas is *starting* to fail to produce enough insulin. That is the definition of diabetes. The problem is not "what to do". Your pancreas will continue to degrade (make even less insulin) over time. What is not known is *how fast* it will continue to degrade. It might be 3-5 yrs--or less than one year. The key point is to continue to check regularly and try not to get overly worried about it.
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