At 6% your a pre-diabetic meaning you have not crossed the magical line in the sand to become diabetic.
The question is are you afraid of the lable diabetic OR are you afraid of the complications from UN-CONTROLLED diabetes?
If your afraid of the label do nothing and you wont get the label. If your afraid of the complications then go get a GTT* (Glucose Tolerance Test). That will give you info that you can use to control your BG so you dont get the complications.
* GTT to be useful must be done properly. BG should be checked every 15 or 20 minutes for 3 hours to see how well you body responds to carbohydrates.
But mostly... I'm afraid of complications. Heart disease, kidney issues, etc.
Just my recent bout of athlete's foot was enough to have me afraid.
I got the True2Go meter. 64bg after fasting for 16+ hours, and 80 at hour 1 and in the 70s for hours 2, and 3 after I ate a nice steak with mushrooms, onions, and a bit of A1 sauce.
It seems a lot more accurate. Cause again, at pre and having eaten 2 meatballs and a sausage, and it took 13+ hours to get under 100!? And it was like 118 according to that first meter 2 hours after eating those meatballs. So it took my body 13hrs to go from 118 to 96? No way.
I am 5'3" and 146.2lbs, only 11.2 lbs overweight. That crappy meter did motivate to work out even harder and have even less cheat meals though.
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