Having grappled with the possibility of having prediabetes for about 18 months, I have come to terms with the fact I have the condition.
As a trial, I added noni fruit to my daily diet at the end of May 2022 to lower my blood sugar levels and perhaps stall progression to prediabetes.
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.
Gastroenterology Appointment on March 29, 2022 – High Fasting Blood Sugar Level Despite Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Loss
My ulcerative colitis remains in clinical and biochemical remission. Despite regular exercise, a healthy and modest diet, and shedding 850 grams of body weight, my fasting blood glucose level was higher than that six months earlier.
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.
In July 2021, my fasting sugar level was borderline, some liver enzymes were slightly high, and I had put on 3.5 kg in weight.