Hi all, I wonder if someone could shed some light on a high resting blood sugar lab result I received recently. To me, I can't understand this result, let me explain why.
I am a 47 year old Asian American male, healthy, watch what I eat, exercise regularly, etc. When I turned 40 I made the conscious decision to cut out processed sugars and all sweets from my diet. It may be hard to believe, but I have not eaten desert (except for 1 occasion) for 7+ years. So I refuse all sweet things, avoid sugar like the plague, no sweet drinks, sweet sauces, anything with high fructose corn sugar etc. I have always been pretty healthy and have the same physique I had since I was a teenager, my weight hardly deviating +-4 pounds since then. Since I cut out the sugar from my diet, at first it was a bit difficult as I remember the first few weeks I ran low of energy, but now I never think about, I wake up completely energized and even hyper. I am also in great health, I seriously don't remember the last time I had the flu or a cold. It might have been before I quit sugar it's been so long.
Ok, since I have been healthy for so many years, I did not think to get a checkup done, so I went for my first checkup in 5 years recently. I am getting close to 50 so I thought I should do one just in case. I did the fasting blood test and was surprised to see that my glucose was in the high range at 100mg/dL (High). The reference range is 70-99. I am wondering, should I be concerned here? Where does my high blood sugar come from? My diet seems healthy, I eat lots of veggies, brown rice, oats in the morning, avoid snacks, sugar, try not to eat after 8pm, etc, so I am confused, why is my blood sugar high?