I am an RN, and without knowing a complete medical history, I can not give any medical advice or diagnose you in anyway. However, I want to ask if the 101 was a fasting blood glucose? If so, i would suggest doing a strict Whole 30 and then getting re-tested on all labs. I might also suggest keeping track of your 2 hour post prandial blood glucose levels for about a week. If it was me, I would not hop right on to medication, but make deliberate changes to my diet and exercise routine and then retest. I might also ask for a Hemoglobin A1C before taking medication as well. I think it is a huge over reaction to go on medication based on a "snap shot" of your blood glucose. I would want to better idea of how my glucose acted over a whole day or a week and then compare it what you are eating.
From American Diabetes Association:
FPG•Requires a person to fast overnight. The blood glucose is measured first thing in the morning before eating.
•Normal FPG is below 100 mg/dl. A person with prediabetes has a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125 mg/dl. If the blood glucose level rises to 126 mg/dl or above, a person has diabetes.
A1C•A blood test that gives the average amount of glucose in the blood over the past 3-4 months.
•An A1C 5.6% or below is normal. In prediabetes, A1C levels range between 5.7%-6.4%. If the A1C is 6.5% or above, a person has diabetes.
So really your blood glucose number is 2 points too high? For me personally, I would make some lifestyle changes and then retest. Do a Whole 30 or a Whole 42 and then see where you are. Good Luck.
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