According to SA guidelines, a fasting glucose(done in the morning after fasting for 8 hours) is considered normal if it is less than 6.1, pre-diabetes if it is between 6.1 and 7, and diabetes if it is 7 or more. After eating your glucose level should be less than 7.8, and would be considered in the diabetic range if 11.1 or higher. A level in between 7.8 and 11.1 would fall into the pre-diabetic range. I would suggest a formal glucose tolerance test to clarify where you are, and if you do indeed fall into the pre-diabetic range, then to focus on weight loss and exercise, as this has been shown to help to delay progression to diabetes. The diet used in the prevention studies used a low fat, high fiber, calorie restricted diet, but weight loss by either low carb, or Mediterranean diet would also help
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