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Borderline Fasting Glucose, but Normal A1C

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Old 03-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Borderline Fasting Glucose, but Normal A1C

I'm 25 years old, male, Caucasian, 5'11", 157 pounds. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and slightly low platelet and white blood cell counts (no cause found), but no other known health problems. My thyroid levels have been in range with medication.

I started getting general blood work done every 4-6 months about five years ago when I was diagnosed with the thyroid problem. In every test since then, my fasting glucose levels have been around 100. The highest of the tests was 108. Last month my fasting glucose was 99. I eat healthy, exercise 5-6 days a week. Even when I was in the best shape of my life 2 years ago - running 5 miles 3-4 times per week, lifting weights 4 days per week, and eating no processed food or junk food for nearly a year (I got carried away on my health kick) - my levels were still around 100. I was around 8-10% body fat and I remember questioning how it was possible that being in good shape did not lower my levels at all. I've had two nutritionists tell me that in truly health people fasting blood sugar is around 85.

I've had two A1C tests done. One was 5.6 and the other was 5.3. Is this just my genetic baseline and my fasting levels will always be borderline pre-diabetic or should I be concerned about it?

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Old 03-16-2018, 05:00 AM   #2
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Re: Borderline Fasting Glucose, but Normal A1C

Could be...what about carbs in your diet? Bread for example. Even plain yogurt has sugar in it - lots of dairy products do.

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