Diagnosed with Prediabetes

DIAGNOSED WITH PREDIABETES?  PART 1

What is Prediabetes?

Let’s start off with the official definition of prediabetes.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic,
Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.

 

Prediabetes Blood Sugar Range

Before we get started, let’s talk about numbers.
So, what’s your number?
If I asked you your phone number, shoe size or lucky number – I bet you would have an answer.
If I asked you to tell me your…
  • A1c
  • OGTT
  • FPGT
would you know the answer?

 

Let’s look at A1c.  More than likely that’s how many of you found out you had prediabetes.  This is a blood test, where your doctor is measuring the average amount of sugar in your blood over the past 3 months.
You might see it written as A1c, Hemoglobin a1c or glycohemoglobin test.  Basically it’s measuring the percentage of protein in your red blood cells that is coated in sugar.

 Prediabetes A1c test

A1c Test

The diabetes range is above 6.5
The prediabetes range is between 5.7 – 6.4
The normal range is below 5.6
You need to know your number.  Your goal, our goal, is to get that number back down into the normal range.
This is the first article in my series on Diagnosed with Prediabetes?  Learn more in the next part of the series:
 Part 2: Prediabetes Blood Sugar Range

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