Originally Posted by red-rider
... I felt faint and my pulse went bonkers(very rapid). ... After recent bloodwork revealed a fasting glucose of 119 ... I am in my early 50's ... also felt very tired before my walk.
Insulin is one of the most important body chemicals. When Insulin is not working effectively, and blood glucose is too high, all kinds of nasty things happen to one's body, including higher blood pressure, nerve problems, organ and gland problems, heart rate problems, etc.
I have found that, with my chronic health problems, a low calorie ( ~ 1500 calories), small meal, frequent eating (6 meals a day) diet was the best "medication" I could take. I credit my healthy diet with the significant improvements in my health.
As long as your blood glucose is too high, you can expect your body to not function as healthy as it should. So...... you might consider getting your blood glucose under control. The best way, IMHO, is through proper, low calorie diet.
Regards, and best of luck!