It's good that your fasting number was under 100. Most doctors would say 100 to 125 would be "pre-diabetes" and 126 and higher would be diabetes. Those numbers vary somewhat and you'll hear different opinions as to exactly what really those fasting numbers mean. To me, though, it means you're edging upwards and should be testing every year. Yes, you had a sugar spike but that spike is not what a person with a normally functioning metabolism would have after what you ate. I think it means you need to be cautious about
diet. I think you should stop overdosing on the cakes, candy, etc. If you do need to lose weight, I think you should try to get down to a normal range for your height and structure. If you were to continue on the high carbohydrate road, you could easily become obese and test out as diabetic. Some people say that stress can elevate blood sugar, too. Taking all this into account, it seems to me that you can take control of your health (at least this part of it) by changing your diet and getting into an exercise regimen. Start lifting weights and build up muscle! You are the one in control of what goes into your mouth and now you know how you should eat. The rest is up to you! Stick with us for encouragement. Be happy you had a reprieve.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds