Hello, I am new to the forum, but have been reading for awhile. Since both my parents are diabetic and my mother's grandma passed on early from Diabetes, I have been monitoring my blood sugar since about 2008. Both suffer from complications: my father is blind in one eye and my mother suffers from neuropathy to the point that she can barely walk. About a month ago I went to see my family doctor and showed him my meter readings which were consistently between 100-116 and a few that were 121. I also had post meal readings over 140 to about 180 if I eat more than 60 grams of carbs. He diagnosed me with Impaired fasting glucose which I understand is also known as prediabetes and sent me for blood-work. My fasting was 102 and the A1C was 5.6 which he said was normal. I am trying to prevent the full onset and I'm not sure I can since my blood sugar seems to be worsening, even though slowly. I eat very healthy and count my carbs. I am normal weight (111 and barely 5 ft tall). I thought about contacting the TRIALNET study (my Great Grandmother was a type 1 who passed away young and my mom's diabetes is uncontrolled on 2 different meds and she has been on and off insulin), but I am 50 years old, which I think is over the age limit. Is there something I am missing or am I being overly concerned, because I doubt my doctor will do any more testing other than seeing me again in 6 months until my blood sugar readings reach diabetic level?
Thanks for listening!