Following my recent HBA1c test, I received the following text message from my registered GP: “Your blood sugar level has increased from 42 to 44 since you last spoke to Dr [Niceguy] in Dec 2020, which suggests that you were not successful in the lifestyle measures you were planning to take.” This was annoying as my GP surgery has had nothing to do with me during the pandemic and has no idea what health situations I’ve managed or improvements I’ve made. Dr Niceguy has doubtless moved on. it’s my responsibility; I get that. I’ve done all the quick wins (try to low carb, don’t drink, smoke, low fat for cholesterol) and wonder if anyone who has prediabetes has gone for a Continous glucose monitor. Trying to track my blood sugar with a finger prick (which I’ve done sporadically for years) makes me focus more on food and eating. My thinking is that I might stay on track better with a monitor, which I can’t fool.