4-5 weeks ago I started testing my fasting blood glucose first thing in the morning. I have risk factors for type 2 and had monitor left over from when I had gestational diabetes.
My fasting glucose on finger picks was coming up average of 6.6, which is pre diabetic according to everything I read online. I rang my gp surgery (could only speak to receptionist) told them I was worried and wanted to bring forward my annual HbA1c test.
Receptionist rang back saying gp was ‘happy’ with those results, that it was normal range and to just wait until blood test was due in Dec. (this confused me…. Surely 6.6 fasting isn’t normal for a non diabetic?)
So took it on myself to start the 8 week BSD. 4 weeks on, 10lb weight loss, average fasting glucose down from 6.6 to 5.8.
Finally got bloods done at clinic, been told they’re in normal range. Surely if HbA1c reflects 2-3 months then just 4 weeks of slightly lower glucose (still above the magic 5.5 for fasting) wouldn’t make up for what was previously a bad situation where my fasting finger prick was consistently above 6.5, sometimes above 7.
Or does this show that during the day my body copes well with carbs and my sugars weren’t ever too high for too long, just my fasting levels tell a different story.
I’ve another 3 and a bit stone to lose to get onto healthy BMI and if I’m honest I was hoping for a bad HbA1c result to give me the motivation, now I just feel flat and miserable (which is not going to help my eating!)
Any advice greatly received.