"I am a pre-diabetic,I was diagnosed in 11/07"
By whom? Yourself? Your glucose levels appear to be fine including your HbA1c. But, with this, I'm going to assume you're not from an Eastern Europen bloc where measurements and labs differ than the USA in glucose mg/dl measurements.
Post back and tell us how your pre-diabetic condition was determined and by whom. Also, tells us what the low and high are for each test as deemed by your test lab.
I was Diagnosed by my doctor in 11/07. My first a1c test came back at 6.9. The a1c test should be below 6.0 for non-diabetic. According to my lab tests daily readings should be between 70 - 100mg/dl fasting, and under 120mg/dl two hours after eating. My readings are just high for me. It seems like they are on the rise. Like today I had breakfast this morning (egg omelet with mushrooms and onions) normally my reading two hours after that would be 90, well 5 hours after that it was 95...thats high for me. 5 hours after that meal my levels are usually 83-85. Maybe its just me, maybe I am being too nervous about the readings.
I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
.."maybe I am being too nervous about the readings."
I think so. Am I echoing your doctor? But there's nothing wrong about erroring on the side of precaution either. Take for example your breakfast; my body can only tolerate green onions. The others, red, white, & brown, will jack my glucose up, as does the majority of root vegetables. In order to control my diabetes, I educated myself by understanding what foods I can and cannot eat.
Your 1st HbA1c was high (6.9) but your last @ 5.4 says you are controlling your diabetes. A fasting 70-100 mg/dl range is excellent. Is this printed on your lab results or what you think it should be? Check again. My lab has me @ <122 mg/dl fasting and <150 mg/dl 2-4 hours after meals.