Hi Jeffx and welcome! First, I'm glad the prostate exam was good. about
the blood sugar, I don't know but probably a follow-up test would be good just to rule out problems.
It's true that 110 is elevated for a fasting result but a 5.3 is considered normal. If your A1c had been in the high 5s or in the 6s, then I would absolutely ask for more testing. The fact that you are underweight seems to contradict type 2; also, you walk a lot and if you're doing this kind of exercise daily, then I wouldn't worry about
Meats (and poultry, fish) don't have carbs or at least none to make a difference in blood sugar. Dairy varies in carb content but yogurt without sugar is a good source of calcium and probiotics. All grains including whole wheat, whole grain, whole berry will raise blood sugar, but in a non-diabetic who is physically active, bread and cereal made with these should not be too much of a problem unless
the person lives on bread, cereal, pasta, etc. Then, blood tests should be done to see what's going on.
Generally, type 2 diabetics have a few common factors: family heredity, being overweight and sedentary, lots of carbs in the diet. Type 1 can happen at any age and this is diagnosed when the blood tests come back very high (much higher than yours), when the person is very thin despite what is eaten. The difference between type 1 and 2 is that type 1 doesn't make insulin anymore or not enough to help the metabolism of carbs.
So, what to do. Your fasting could have reflected a high-carb meal the night before or your fasting blood test could have taken place later in the morning. Our bodies want to wake up in the morning and our blood sugar will naturally rise to take on the day even if we don't eat breakfast. Maybe this happened. I don't know. If I were the doctor (and I'm NOT!), I'd probably do another blood test in a couple of months and see how the levels are. And I would monitor your weight. If you are losing weight (and you're already underweight), then I would order blood sugar tests sooner. Maybe this is something you can ask your doctor about
as a follow-up.
In the meantime, I would suggest making sure you have a balanced diet of protein and veggies and not overload
on carbs (like: pasta with breaded chicken and bread).
Being watchful is good but don't obsess. That's my way of thinking.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/