Hi all, I'm a new member from Canada. About a year ago my doc sent me for routine bloodwork. I never followed up with him and always thought, "Oh if something's wrong, THEY'LL call". Went back for something else the day before Halloween, and I looked at my chart and my FBG was at 6.0. He never told me that... My diet and lifestyle has not been good due to work stress and some laziness. I put on some weight. He sent me for more bloodwork when I made an issue of this. My fasting BG was 6.4. My A1c was 5.0 (which confuses me). From the time I found out about my 6.0, I have been working out, eating healthier and gave up the booze. I'm 5'9" and went down from about 188 pounds to 175/176, where I'm at currently, in less than a month. I've given up the McDonald's and the donuts and the whatnot for broccoli, chicken breasts, beans, salads, home cooking. I have an indoor rowing machine and I try to row 5,000 meters daily, until I am sweaty as hell. In just a few weeks of eating right and taking exercising seriously, my clothes fit loosely. The other day I had to run to my house from my car, and my pants (at their tightest notch) started falling off! I had to put another notch in my belt just to keep my pants on. The dress pants I bought for work, which used to be tight at the waist, now look kind of silly on me. When I meet up with clients at work (work with criminals involved with the CJS) three so far have said, "wow you look good, have you been working out?" My face looks a lot skinnier. My stamina has greatly improved. However....going from 6.0 to 6.4 in 10 months scared me. And I'm confused why my A1C is at 5.0. Only thing I can think of is, I have a LOT of work stress lately and I am very anxious lately...this new doctor's visit and hearing the 6.4 number made me feel so scared I can't relax and feel like I'm losing control. I wake up in fight or flight in the morning. I wonder if that's skewing my FBG #'s? I've been visiting my doctor with extreme anxiety lately but he refuses to give me any RX's, just tells me to deal with anxiety and that i don't fit the profile of somebody who needs drugs. Now i am anxious that my anxiety is physically affecting my health. Well I said a mouthful so far. Hi all.