Hi from a long time lurker! I've had 3 gestational diabetic pregnancies (eldest is 16 youngest is 3 - last one I was on insulin) and have probably been prediabetic for years. I spent a long time playing with lowering my carbs a bit and burying my head in the sand I'm embarrassed to say! After visiting my new doctor (we've moved from Oz to France) back in June something just clicked after explaining to her I was well overdue some bloods doing and she was so concerned about the possible damage I was doing to myself running around with too high BS! It shouldn't have come to that, I should have taken control a long time ago - I'm a nurse and midwife I really should know better! I decided not to get the test done straight away but to go LCHF for a few weeks before testing and see what happened. Within the first week my fastings went from mid to high 6's into the 5's - I was hooked sadly my machine then packed it in so I've not tested for the last 2 months! I lost over 8kg since June (although I've put on half a kg and it is not budging in the last month or so - not sure what is going on!). Summer visitors got in the way and the couple of weeks became a couple of months and I only got my bloods done this week. I was thrilled with my Hba1c - 5,4 % 35,5 mmol/mol Fasting blood not so much: 6.44mmol/l Is this dawn phenomon, stress or what? I'm so sad that my great efforts seem to have not paid off! Any ideas / thoughts welcome please! Thanks in advance!