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.
In that case you should get a great A1C.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.