Hello! It's my first post here. I had my 5th baby 5 months ago. I had a panel of blood tests one month post partum and was shocked when the doctor gave me the results showing I had become pre-diabetic, with a reading of 42, so just in the range. That was the kick up the pants I needed, so i changed my diet that very day. In 3 months I lost 15.4 lbs, eating about 1800-2000 cals per day, and with no exercise yet, as I had a Diastasis Recti of over 3 cm and was told not to exercise until it had closed suficiently by the physio I was referred to. When I got my blood tests redone, my HBA1C reading was 35 (5.4%) so out of the danger zone and the doctor was happy with that and said he will erase the pre-diabetes diagnosis of my records. My question was , how quickly should it go down, and what is an ideal healthy level for a hba1c to be at, if I continue eating well? Did I get a good result in 3 mths with no exercise?