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IS this pre diabetes?

HI Guys-

I have a lot of risk factors for diabetes, (had a baby ofver 9lbs, high blood pressure, strong family history) so I check my blood glucose at home every now and then. 2 years ago I had an A1C that was 5.6 -- my doc said that was fine.  LAtely, I had put on about 10 lbs out of the blue so I started checking it again.  My morning runs between 110-118 about 3 times per week.  After meals I can be as high as 150 but never over that -- so far.  What do you guys think?  Is that enoght to call it pre diabetes?  Im just learning about his.  I really dont have any other symptoms.  If I lose some weight and get back on a better diet and excersise will that reverse it?  Please help.    
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Its a good bet that exercise and losing extra weight will help.  However it does not always.  Drink lots of water and walk.  Watch those carbs.  After meals is that 2 hours after or a short time after?  It makes a difference.
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If you're taking your reading shortly after a meal this can mean pre-diabetic. Two to fours you're falling into the normal range. Another A1c will help determine your condition.
And weight loss does help along with moderate exercise and low carb intake.
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I was diagnosed with pre diabetes when my yearly physical fasting blood glucose reading came out at 102. (Father has type II diabetes.)  Anything over 100 for a fasting reading is considered pre-diabetic by my healthcare provider.  Not sure if they're overly cautious or what.

I would love to know more about what readings are appropriate for pre diabetics but everything I read about is for diabetics.  Does anyone know of any good sources?

Meanwhile, I recommend you speak with a medical professional given your readings are so high in the mornings.  When mine are that high, I freak--maybe unnecessarily since I don't have all the facts.
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I brought my Dr my readings for the past 2 weeks of my fasting numbers. Always over 100 but not high.  He said that is not sufficient to call it pre diabetes.  I did an A1C this morning so we'll see ....
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In that case you should get a great A1C.  
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This I found from Dr Anita................
The normal range for adults is as follows:
Fasting(atleast 8 hours): less than 100mg/dL
After eating: less than 140 mg/dL

The American Diabetes  Association also has some good information on their site www.diabetes.org.
Take care.
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