I have found my blood sugar fasting is 130 fasting every morning. Am I diabetic? What should I do? Do I need to start any treatment?
I understand your concern.
Your blood sugar levels of 130 while fasting is considered borderline high. However, there are a few more diagnostic tests that should be run to conclude the final diagnosis.
So, to me, you should run at your local lab the following tests: - fasting blood sugar - oral glucose tolerance test - HBA1C test - thyroid function test (TSH, T3)
Remember to fast for at least 8 hours before going to the lab the next day. Plus, try not to have heavy meal for dinner a night before running the lab tests.
After analyzing the reports of these tests, we can determine if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
What I can suggest for now is to start some healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle regimen including: - avoid heavy meals at dinner - try to eat often and in small portions - eat more healthy foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables - avoid canned or processed foods
Below I will try to give a sample of a simple menu you can follow for one day: Breakfast 7.30 - 8.00 am : 1 slice of toast, 1 cup of low fat milk, 1 boiled egg, 1 slice of low fat cheese
Snack time 10.00 - 10.30 am: Fresh fruits mix
Lunch time 12.00 - 13.00 pm: Vegetable soup, 1 slice of toast, 1 cup of salad (tomato, onion, olive oil, a bit of salt, you can add green lettuce)
Snack time 15.00 - 16.00 pm: cup of Greek yogurt with fresh fruits or nuts
Dinner 18.00 - 19.00 pm: chicken breast with rice, with a cup of mixed boiled vegetables: peas, carrots, potatoes, sparkle with lemon juice and bit of salt
You should take at least 2 cups of warm water before and during the meals.