I was told at my annual hypertension review that the HbA1c was 43 and the nurse I saw said to have another test in a year. No point waiting to tip over into full diabetes I'm thinking yet don't really need to lose any weight so am not sure of the best way to go. Hence the meter. Meanwhile I test first thing in the morning before breakfast and consistently get a reading of over 6.5. None higher than 6.8 but I do wonder what it is telling me? Obviously things are not quite normal - or are they? If I then test before a meal and 2 hours after the numbers vary enormously: I assume it depends on what I've eaten? Any advice on the best way to use the thing would be appreciated.