Impaired Fasting Glucose

Over the past nine months, three laboratory-based fasting blood glucose tests yielded measurements at or above the American Diabetes Association’s cut-point for prediabetes. However, some factors point against a diagnosis of prediabetes, and there is at least one alternative explanation for my abnormally high fasting blood glucose levels.

My fasting blood glucose level was 5.6 mmol/L, or 100 mg/dL, on July 6, 2021, and October 5, 2021. This level is at the American Diabetes Association’s lower limit for diagnosing impaired fasting glucose.