Welcome to the Forum, Lushaboom_ragdoll (May I call you......Lush? just kidding). Your numbers seem to be up and down, a little like mine before I changed my way of eating. With due respect to your doctor, I don't think it's correct to say you don't have a "sugar" problem. If you didn't, then you wouldn't have had such high numbers when you tested yourself after dinner, etc. Eating only the 2 meals a day kept you in a starvation mode and probably kept your numbers down and maybe that's why your A1c came out to 5.1. The A1c is not a good determiner of diabetes. The 2 or 3 hour glucose tolerance test is a better indicator. In any case, I believe you'd better change your eating pattern in order to keep your blood glucose to more normal levels. First of all, I'd replace that breakfast burrito with eggs and bacon (turkey bacon if you prefer) and some cheese, or make a pan of quiche with eggs, cheese, bacon and broccoli in the oven, cut squares and freeze them individually so you can pop them in the microwave for breakfast on the run. You should eat something if you can (I don't know what your job is.) for lunch even if it's some cheese and deli meat wrapped in a lettuce leaf and some nuts. Dinner should be a piece of meat and a couple of vegetables and a small salad. When your eating pattern is more regular and you cut way down on carbohydrates, you'll see better readings on your glucose monitor. I'm concerned about your doctor's assessment though because the readings you mentioned do indicate a problem with keeping your blood sugar under control - and this is my own opinion. If I were you, I'd probably seek a second opinion. And I know you must also be concerned because you're asking the right questions! Good luck and please check back.
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds