Prediabetes

My Laboratory Fasting Blood Glucose Test Result Is Above Normal. Am I Prediabetic?

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.

Borderline Blood Glucose Level

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.