Hi loverain, welcome to the Diabetes Forum. Sometimes there are no exact answers to questions here because it varies with the person and also because of the different opinions of the medical professionals. The reason I say this is when I was looking for what "normal" blood sugar readings should be for post prandial (after eating), for example, I found wide, wide ranges. Ok, so back to your question. Fasting is normally "overnight" and implies 8 hours or more and doctors are looking for under 100 for that. Your post prandial readings seem fine - but
if you want to scrutinize them, they might be elevated. A "normal" person who doesn't have diabetes or who isn't pre-diabetic, would most likely have lower numbers. What affects those post prandial readings is what you ate at the meal. Carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes, pasta and rice will give high readings to most people (even normals) if they ate a lot of them but then a normal person's blood sugar would recover more quickly and a diabetic or prediabetic's blood sugar would stay elevated for a longer time. Sometimes the reason you might have a higher fasting than post prandial is because of "dawn phenomenon" when the body decides it wants to wake up and be ready for action and sends glucose into the blood stream so you can use it when you go to work cutting timber. haha Not a joke really because we need energy to do work, true, but this is an example of the body thinking for itself. Unfortunately, you're probably not a lumberjack. In all likelyhood, you might be lucky you were "caught" this way, that is, before you went on living for years and years with high blood sugar and not knowing it. Living like that might damage your heart, kidneys and eyes and can cause neuropathy. I was 'caught' early and I also was told to monitor my blood sugar three years ago. Because of this, I changed my way of eating and I've become more active doing exercise, etc. I'm convinced this has helped prevent full-blown diabetes and hopefully I'll be able to manage it rather than treat it. Do you have any family members with diabetes?
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds