I was told I was pre-diabetic 6 months ago and to diet. I lost 21 lbs. My HbA1c test figure was given 42 which was in the pre-diabetic range 42-47. Yet I lost all that weight, but my HbA1C blood test says I am now 44! How comes my blood rate went up? How can I lower this to normal since dieting does not seem to work for me. The nurse at my surgery said I need to lose about another 14 lbs. Any advice or explanation would be most appreciated. Thank you.