Hi Guys I was diagnosed with prediabetes last year,my A1C was 48. I went on a diet and lost a total of 4st (56lbs)which brought me within acceptable parameters for BMI. My A1C had dropped back to 35, Cholestrol and Triglyceride levels all dropped accordingly. My second AIC which took in the Christmas period (and all the bad stuff) increased to 41 with everything else ok. I will have the results of my most recent A1C next week and i am worried about it already. I am trying to get used to checking my bloods before and after meals and i have created a few high readings. I am confused though, should i be eating and testing individual foods to be sure i am getting accurate results on things like various breads,porridge,strawberries&cream etc etc?? This evening for instance i had for my evening meal: 2 fried eggs 3 small pork sausages 1/4 tin heinz baked beans with no added sugar 1 Gallaghers Low Sugar bap 39g Carbs i followed this meal with 1x30g slice of Gallagher's Hi Fibre Protein bread @7.4g Carbs and a few thin slices of cheddar cheese. To finish off i had 100g strawberries with whipped cream. But i got the shock of my life when my BG went from 5.6 Pre-prandial to 14.6 post prandial. I normally eat twice a day,mid morning and late evening 7-8ish. I am maintaining my weight loss easily but feel i should be eating more protein. What caused that big spike? would it be the bap alone? which was high at 39g carbs. because the slice only has 7.4g carbs (maybe less because each slice has 3g Fibre) and i think all of the other stuff didn't have much carbs going on. I am confused and worried but i felt i had to know what would happen. I am also really confused about trying out different foods, because in a meal like the one here, there is a lot going on. I would appreciate some guidance and advice if possible.