Hi, I had a terrifying top score of 47 in November when I last had an HBA1c test post stroke. I have ate healthier, cut out all crisps, sweets, cake, biscuits etc and exercised more and lost 3.5 stone in 5 month with yet another to stone or so to loose to be within BMI, I have lost about 20% of my body weight, my cholestral level has reduced from 6 to 3 and my BP has reduced to less than 130/80 meds helping the latter indicators. I attend the NHS pre diabetes programme. I have not been advised to go on a low carb diet. Whilst I can see that many have benefited I am worried that in 2 weeks when my next HBA1c is due I will fail to have reduced my levels because I have not done this. The course focuses on portion size, cutting out added/needless sugar, drinking more water, eating more fibre and exercising. Will that not be enough? I am so worried that I haven't done enough. Everything seems to be a carb. even fruit not just potatoes and bread of which I have reduced but still eat?? Panicking.