Hello Background Over the last year or so I began getting lower back pain around the Sacroiliac joint and realised I had to do something about my weight. At the time (July 2021), I was 19 stone 6, but didn't really have any issues or illnesses. I decided apart from physio to help this issue, I was going to lose weight too. I reduced my intake of food greatly and as time went on i want always hungry when I got up so didn't have first meal until lunch, where I had fruit or light snack and main meal about 6pm (2 veg, potatoes & a main) for example. by December 2021 I had reduced my weight to 16 stone 3 and I look loads better and felt good about the way I look physically. Over the last 3 weeks I haven't felt right, slight tinnitus in left ear, then stomach pains around the belly button which felt tender to the touch for about 20 mins then would go off. i then noticed a very light tingling in my toes and fingers on a couple of occasions, but only occasionally. I've been to the doctor a couple of times with these issues and he did all the blood tests (HBA1C included) and said they all came back in the normal range. Trying to read things myself to look for the issue/answers so i can try to address it, as getting to see a Doctor at the minute is a nightmare, I thought my symptoms sounded similar to that of a person with pre-diabetes or diabetes. I borrowed an AgaMatrix Wavesence Jazz and carried out tests yesterday first thing in the morning (no food) and it showed 8.3, which I realise is outside the normal range, later yesterday after food (2 hours) it tested 7.9. this morning (no food) it is 7.4. These all seem high to me. Questions/Advice required Am I now diabetic? Am I now Pre-diabetic? Are these levels correctable (now found) if I continue weight loss/exercise/food changes? Can stress or other issues cause these high readings (which I'm still being checked for) or only Diabetes? I really do not want to be diagnosed as diabetic and be medication dependent, unless i really have to (as I am sure none of you did) but I believe your wealth of knowledge/experience as people dealing with this issue, you may know some of my answers form your experience. If I can revers these readings with immediate change, which I am happy to do, I want to try. I don't want to report this to my Doctor immediately, I want to try to self manage for two weeks to see if I can make these changes and reverse things. Are my readings to high or dangerous to wait two weeks, or would two weeks make very little difference. I am not asking medical advice, just your advice from your experiences as people like me or living with diabetes. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my thread and help me.