when I first became aware of Diabetes was when I was tested at 59 as part of routine exam. 2 years ago.
at that time I had been overweight by 20 lbs for 10 years. I had however exercised aggressively throughout my life. my diet was junk and a lot of booze.
anyway I had pre-diabetic readings. right at the margin of pre and actual diabetes.
with diet and exercise over the next year I managed to shave off a few points, on FBGL and A1C.
then I decided to go to 500 mg metformin. not much improvement.
this AM I tested FBGL at 149, an anomalous high for me after about 100 carbs the day before. in fact FBGL testing in the past 60 days have shown numbers out of pre-diabetes and firmly in diabetic range. on average FBGL 130.
here is the thing, for the last 60 days I have drunk 2 beers. that amount of alcohol is down substantially from I guess and average of 6 -8 cocktails a week.
so my question, because I tested at high end pre-diabetic at 59 after doing nothing but nothing to moderate diet or medicate, why 2 years later with diet and metformin, should I show higher numbers?