Rising glucose level

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Hello everyone, I am new to this community and and seek help for a concern that I have been observing of late. I am 48 year old male.

My glucose level has always been 65-75 when fasting and 80-90 after food for last so many years. Now a days I have lost almost 3 kg without any reasons hence checked the glucose level. Results were as under :

FBS - 97

HbA1c - 5.16

Does the above mean that my glucose level pattern have been changed compared to as it used to be? Is this rise in sugar level pre-diabetics? Could this rise in glucose level have contributed to my weight loss?

Kindly assist..

Many thanks in advance

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    A1C 5.7 to 6.4 is considered prediabetic anything over is considered type 2 diabetic I believe. I fell into the prediabetic rang at one point. So I lowered my carb intake for 6 to 7 months and it went back to normal. Turns out I was taking in to many carbs anyway. But I'm not a doctor so you may want to go see you're doctor and ask some questions.

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      Thank you Sway for the reply. I have been quite regular in the gym nowadays doing moderate cardio and weight training which could also be a reason for my weight loss..

      However, will get it consulted with a doc soon.. have a great day!

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    Hi Daashin. First those are still very good numbers, still south of even the poorly named "pre-diabetic". Are they a little higher than your old numbers? Well sure. Is it time to panic? No, not even close. Is it time to take steps? Not even that, particularly.

    However it never hurts to learn more, especially how to count carbs in your diet.

    Because often enough these things do tend to trend with age. In another five or ten years, should your A1C get above 5.7, then you get onto the first rung of a ladder nobody wants to be on, LOL.

    FBC of 97 is a little bit high since 100 is a common number used, but an A1C of only 5.16 says your body very quickly responds to anything you eat.

    If you are absolutely fascinated with the whole thing you can go to any drug store, get a blood glucose meter and kit, and measure your own anytime. CVS was just running a deal, buy 100 strips for $24, get a free meter, finger-sticker, 10 lances, you can buy 100 more for about $7. Now the CVS meter/kit isn't the best out there, but even the expensive ones can be had for maybe $60 for the whole kit, especially online. There are also A1C meters and kits for modest cost, though I haven't sprung for that myself yet. I've been pretty happy with my Bayer/Ascensia "Contour Next EZ" meter/kit, I've tried comparing the CVS kit to that and - I'd spend the extra bucks for the Contour. Insurance would pick it up if your doctor prescribed - but in general they have guidelines for prescribing that are much higher than your current numbers, so I think it would have to come out of your hobby budget for now!

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    An A1C of 5.1 is very good and better than many non diabetics. Trending does matter and I agree that self testing is important, beyond the A1C. Do you take any meds?

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