Hi ptddsdo, well, as we've said before, you'll find different parameters. I suppose the lab tech was just reading the reference just as well as anyone would read it. The reference range at the lab that my doctor's office uses (Quest Diagnostics) says 65 - 99 for the fasting blood sugar. That range would be "normal" to them. In any case, I think you are very wise to think of your 102 as a concern now so it doesn't creep upwards over the years. Learning all this now may help you avoid becoming a full-fledged diabetic with critically high blood sugar (because you probably know the damage that uncontrolled high blood sugar can do to organs over the years). You're on the right track with the exercise and losing weight - 2 factors that help control blood sugar. And I would like to add something about these reference ranges: whether it's 65-99 or 74-106, if our blood sugar is always coming out to over 100, for example, we should be concerned. I remember one year my fasting came out to around 115, "pre-diabetic" according to whatever range at that time, and I was satisfied that at least I wasn't diabetic, so I didn't have anything to worry about. My head was in the sand. It's better to take control earlier than later.