Good morning, Donna! I can only tell you about myself and being so-called "pre-diabetic". Back in the fall when again my fasting came back 115, the doctor had me get a monitor and set me up with the diabetes diet and everything. For the last 5 years, my fasting during my annual physicals were between 109 and 119. Finally, she said I'm pre-diabetic. Since my mom and my grandmother had diabetes, I am probably predestined? My A1c came back 6.7, too. I wonder if it's really the doctor's discretion though. If she had been more agressive years ago, I would have started on changing my diet and losing more weight at that time. Knowing what I know now, I wish I had made these changes years ago. In any case, that's why she said I was pre-diabetic.
Have a good day, Lanie
A non-Diabetic will always have blood sugars (when tested on a monitor, say), between 4-7 (72-126), regardless of time of day or food eaten
This was very instructive, and answered a question I had. I often have those numbers, however, I also have higher numbers at times, so guess that makes me officially diabetic, like the doctor said. It was mentioned I may be prediabetic, because I do have good numbers quite a bit of the time and my AIC was at the diagnosis I think 7 but it may have been in the sixes. It has remained in the six's and lower for the last three years. I did have it in the 5's or high 4's when I was exercising on treadmill regular. It went up to 6.9, then my last one I got down to 6.1 and I told doctor I will have it in the fives the next AIC (real Bravado on my part! LOL) OK off to the movie today. Have a great day everyone. Donna