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Khaw says that measuring HbA1c helps doctors identify patients who would benefit from cholesterol- or blood-pressure-lowering medication. But controlling blood sugar ultimately depends on a person's diet and activity level.
"Control of obesity and increased physical activity can reduce risk of diabetes and lower HbA1c levels," Khaw says in the email. "Other lifestyle behaviours that appear to be beneficial ... include high fruit and vegetable intake."