Read everything Jeannie says. For many many years the ADA had parameters that accepted fasting between 100 and 125 as "prediabetic", and unfortunately the millions of people who fell into that range didn't take this as significant. For several years I was in that range until finally my doctor prescribed a blood sugar monitor. It was only then I could see what my blood sugar was any time of the day and I realized that I wasn't "pre" diabetic but I prefer to call 'mild diabetic'. That is, by diet and exercise I can keep my blood sugar to normal levels - and I don't mean what the ADA wants a diabetic to have but what a person who is not diabetic has. Diabetes develops differently and at different rates in people, so it's hard to say what to expect now or in a few years with your husband. If a fasting comes in at 127 after 12 hours of fasting, what was his blood sugar two hours after he ate? Imagine how how it was then. As Jeannie says, testing 2 hours after the beginning of a meal (called 'post prandial') is important because it tells you how quickly the body metabolizes carbohydrates - and it's the carbohydrates that cause high blood sugar. Having a fasting of 127 after 12 hours means he still have glucose running around his system and elevated levels for prolonged time is dangerous for all the organs as Jeanne says. Carol, please get your husband to come on and ask his questions. We don't bite the newbies, really!
Carol, they're just kidding
(you guys ARE just kidding right?)
Are you keeping records of your meals/exercise/readings? I found that doing so showed me problem times, foods to avoid and improvements.
Depending upon how much weight you want to lose, the loss pattern can be weird. In my case, I lost 10 pounds in the first month, nothing for a few weeks, then another 30 in what seemed like days. I've been at a 40 pound loss for the last 3 months but 2 weeks ago, for no apparent reason (no change in diet/activity), I dropped another 3 pounds. Takes the body a while to get used to change I guess.
How low-carb is your low-carb diet? Do you follow the Nothing White plan we recommend around here?