I had one fasting blood sugar test that was 2 points above normal (102). Should I make dietary changes now or should I get another test or take another TYPE of test? My doctor didn't recommend any changes. He just said we'd redo the test next year.
I have a strong family history of diabetes; however, no one got it at a young age and I'm only in my 30s.
I'm thin at 127 lbs. and am very active, working out vigorously 4-5 times per week. I always thought my diet was quite good in general although it might be a bit carb heavy and I do occasionally binge on sugary foods (I blame PMS).
Since I already exercise regularly and am a normal weight, I'd prefer not to restrict my diet if I don't have to. But I also don't want to ignore the test results if it means I’m heading in the direction of developing diabetes.
In retrospect I have noticed that lately my cravings for sweets is worse than ever, and I sometimes feel sleepy after a really big dinner. Also, I have noticed some possible nerve problems like tingling in my arms at night and numbness of my fingers so I'm not sure if this could be related. Also, while I don’t often feel thirsty, I have noticed occasionally that I seem dehydrated; for example, a dent on my skin from lying down will stay there for a long time.
So, what should my next step be and do I need to start cutting down on the carbohydrates immediately?