Blood test revealed pre diabetes

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That is a lot of carbs. Even if they're healthy, that's still a lot. Maybe eat more protein and fat for a few months and see if that makes a difference? Might want to try fasting too.

Could also be genetic. Either way i'd get a second opinion.
That is not a lot of carbs. He is not going to get diabetes from eating oats, beans, and sweet potatoes. It’s too much fiber.

Carbs = diabetes is a gross misunderstanding of the pathology. Dude is 6’0 and 150 lbs. He needs to take the test fasted and should the results come back similar there is a genetic predisposition.
 

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First question...was this a fasted blood draw? If not the test is meaningless.

Also..a single blood test cannot be used to diagnose something like this. It would need to be a series of them all showing the same thing under fasted conditions over a period of time. Just like one blood pressure reading cannot be used to diagnose someone with high blood pressure... needs to be a series of them all showing high readings over time.

If the above is all true...it was a fasted test and this is a pattern over a longer time then I would look into Glucose Disposal Agents. They are one of the first things I use to help when I am looking to drop weight since they help stabilize glucose, make the body more insulin sensitive and get it into the cells very efficiently via multiple different pathways.

600 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid taken with 300 mg Berberine and 1000mg of Chromium in the morning.

Sprinkle cinnamon on things at meals, or take Cinnulin PF, a standardized water soluble form of it

1 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar in at least 8 oz of water before going to bed.
All pretty solid advice. If money were an issue, in order of efficacy and bang for the buck, Berberine should top the list. That's not counting cinnamon and ACV which are food and easily added. Berberine has been put head to head with Metformin in several studies and it holds it's own with less side effects. ACV should be diluted with water or taken in capsules if used on a regular basis. Otherwise it eats away at your tooth enamel.

 

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Berberine... Metformin
I do believe both are heavily correlated with birth defects, though. Metformin for sure, I don't recall for Berberine - but it's probably safest to just not take it if trying to conceive.

Not that this is the purpose of this thread, but it's worth mentioning.
 

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Bro my entire job is 8 hours a day of cardio

Yeah I weigh 150. Not the same

No
If you didn't get the blood test when fasted then why are you posting this bullsh!t?

The test is completely meaningless.

Go tell your doctor so he can slap you upside your head.
 

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If you didn't get the blood test when fasted then why are you posting this bullsh!t?

The test is completely meaningless.

Go tell your doctor so he can slap you upside your head.
So many of the world's problems could be solved by slapping people upside the head.
 

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If you didn't get the blood test when fasted then why are you posting this bullsh!t?

The test is completely meaningless.

Go tell your doctor so he can slap you upside your head.
Who hurt you my guy? The doctor himself told me I was prediabetic so maybe slap him instead

Or slap your doctor upside the head for scaring you.
Lol yea exactly
 

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Who hurt you my guy? The doctor himself told me I was prediabetic so maybe slap him instead


Lol yea exactly
Yes because he assumed you took the test fasted since that is the only way those tests are given.

The person taking your blood should have asked you prior to doing it whether you were fasted or not, did you tell them you weren't?
 

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Or slap your doctor upside the head for scaring you.
Yes because he assumed you took the test fasted since that is the only way those tests are given.

The person taking your blood should have asked you prior to doing it whether you were fasted or not, did you tell them you weren't?
they never asked so I didn’t answer a question that was never asked.

And I went in for blood test for some leg discomfort, not to see if I was diabetic, so I had no idea diabetes was being tested.
Again, who hurt you? Why are you lashing out at me?
 

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Whenever your blood / urine is tested, a doctor should specify that you're sober and that the urine is your 'morning urine'. If your doctor didn't specify, you should've asked them. I suggest you retake the blood test sober and see the test results before you go into what you should do.
 

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Whenever your blood / urine is tested, a doctor should specify that you're sober and that the urine is your 'morning urine'. If your doctor didn't specify, you should've asked them. I suggest you retake the blood test sober and see the test results before you go into what you should do.
I’m always sober. Also, I’ve been told that an hba1c result won't be affected by fasting
 

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I’m always sober.
With regards to drawing blood for testing, 'sober' means you haven't eaten anything for more than 6 hours before blood is drawn. It's not about your alcohol intake.

Also, I’ve been told that an hba1c result won't be affected by fasting
That is correct, hba1c shows your median blood sugar level over a longer period.
 

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Yeah so my doctor just confirmed it. He said blood glucose was 6% and it’s that hba1c. He gave me a pamphlet about it and I gonna start easing off the carbs in my diet
 

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Sorry to hear that brother. No need to drop carbs as a macro, just clean up the diet. Diabetes =/= low carb it means dump the sugar, alcohol, white bread, white rice, white pasta, desserts, and packaged goods (twinkies and chocolate bars shvt), potato chips, and things like that.

Also, if you don’t already, start weight training consistently.
 

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And no more TV dinners.
 

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Sorry to hear that brother. No need to drop carbs as a macro, just clean up the diet. Diabetes =/= low carb it means dump the sugar, alcohol, white bread, white rice, white pasta, desserts, and packaged goods (twinkies and chocolate bars shvt), potato chips, and things like that.

Also, if you don’t already, start weight training consistently.
I don’t eat any of that save for sugar which I only added this year. I eat cleaner than anyone I know and people make fun of me for it. Now they gonna be all “seee!?! Your stupid diet didn’t save you” people are ****.


And no more TV dinners.
Never ever ever had any
 
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