First of all, make sure you were truly fasting when the test was done. This means no food OR drink after midnight AND the morning before the test – water only. Second, a blood glucose of 127 is essentially on the line between pre-diabetes and full-blown diabetes. If you haven’t already, have it retested. In the meantime, make sure your weight is normal for your height and begin exercising by walking if you are able. Moderate regular exercise helps keep blood sugar levels in check. You will also benefit from eating healthy carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates) like brown rice, vegetables, fruits and legumes instead of processed foods (sugary desserts, white bread products, candy, etc). A visit to a registered dietitian can help you with the details of what to shop for and how to balance these foods throughout the day. Go to www.eatright.org to find a dietitian in your area who specializes in diabetes. Get started today to feel great and slow the progression of the disease. You are smart to catch it early on!
March 24, 2010
My fasting glucose number was 127. What to do?
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