Is this really "pre-diabetes"?

Answered on March 09, 2016
Created March 09, 2016 at 3:18 AM

I recently got results from a biometric screening, and my fasting glucose was 111.

I fasted for about 14 hours before the blood was drawn, but I did have a single-shot americano (coffee made from my aeropress).

Could the coffee have that much of an impact? Could the results be skewed by my faster longer than 10 hours? 

I eat a moderate amount of carbs, and strive to follow a Perfect Health Diet plan, though I haven't been eating that way for very long. I've eaten more or less paleo for over four years.

I was also alarmed to see that my total cholesterol has gone up by over 70 points in the past 3 years, but I'm not sure it's at an unhealthy level now.  

For what it's worth, I'm not overweight at all


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on March 09, 2016
at 05:38 PM

Yes, coffee spikes cortisol, and cortisol instructs your liver to increase gluconeogenesis, which will increase your blood sugar.  This is why blood tests should be done fasted.  It could also be the "Morning Effect" where for the same reason, (cortisol is supposed to be high in the morning) you get a rise in blood sugar.

You can buy a cheal glucometer on amazon for under $10 with some strips and test it yourself without the coffee: http://www.amazon.com/Bayers-Contour-Glucose-Monitoring-System/dp/B000REKQ80/


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