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.
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.
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.
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.
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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