How pre-diabetic am I?

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Here are my blood test results -

HA1C - 5.7 (Normal - 4.5 to 5.6)

Insulin, Random - 18 (Normal - < 17)

Am I officially pre-diabetic?

Also, my ImmunoglobulinA is elevated. 364 (Normal - 40 to 350).

What does this mean?

Thanks

P.S: I will be seeing my doctor next week. Just asking in the meanwhile.

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    Hi to be diagnosed pre diabetic is not the end to be honest its totally reversible and can be a good time to change your life round, a new diet and some exercise will take you back to normal figures really fast, within a month is doable.

    Your Dr will talk you through it and explain that its not just about those numbers their are other blood tests that can impact your diagnosis so dont panic your numbers are not that bad

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    Yes, very slightly. But if you follow a healthy diet - no junk food, pastries, sweets, sugary drinks etc you can get your level down within 3 months. Then you just have to be careful. I was told my HA1C was the UK equivalent 46, where 41 is the top of the normal range and 42 - 47 is pre-diabetic. Within 3 months I was down to 41 and told I was now normal. I had no medication, just diet, and the warning to be careful. I will be checked annually.

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    As a former RN Diabetes Educator, I would strongly recommend seeing a registered dietitian, if possible one who has her CDE. There is much more to eating to prevent diabetes than just "cutting back" on the sugar. Best of luck, you can do this!

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      Would I be right in thinking this is what applies in the USA? I've never heard of it in the UK. I was referred to the Nurse Practitioner in my GP practice who had received specialist training. I was advised to cut back on the carbs, cut out all junk food, and only have foods with no added sugars, 3 healthy meals a day and no snacking. I supplied a food diary which was checked out and given the OK. For example, proper porridge made with water topped with fresh fruit, home made soups made with stock (not cream/milk), salads (no dressings), grilled or steamed fish/poultry plus roasted/steamed/boiled low carb vegetables. It worked fine for me to reduce my pre-diabetes and I lost some weight.

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      I agree with you my partner was "prediabetic" but had bloods done 6 weeks later after being extremely careful with his eating habits and all was back to normal and hes been clear for over 3 years, a friend of ours was actually diagnosed with diabetes and he was told lose weight change your diet and you can reverse it, he hasnt but that is his own fault.

      Its very easy to get poor results just a bit harder to get it back to normal but good luck

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      Congratulations to your partner. I too managed to keep myself normal for 3 years, then slipped back when I had an accident and was laid up for 9 weeks, with a leg and hand out of action. I resorted to online delivery of convenience food in the microwave, so it just goes to show you must maintain a constant vigilance.

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      Its not easy when your immobilised and have to use take away food but hopefully your back on track now and its going back to normal.

      I had three months off my feet and went from 9 stone to 11 stone, luckily it didnt effect my glucose levels but i think that some people unfortunately have more risk of diabetes than others.

      I'm happy that i lost most if the weight but the last 8 lbs are really hard to get rid of.

      Even some big people don't seem to be prone to diabetes but others are.

      Its a wierd disease

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    UK version of ADA: https://www.diabetes.org.uk

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      Yes we do! I had an A1c of 6 a year ago, but since then I've lost over 10 pounds and now my A1c is 5.5. It takes constant vigilance to keep in the zone, but good news is if you slip out of it, you can always get back in!

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