I received a report of my blood work that I had done about 2 weeks ago and was notified that my hemoglobin a1c level was at 5.8 H.
I did some light research and see that it is related to diabetes and what could be considered pre-diabetic.
My confusion here now is that I have been exercising regularly (6 days a week since mid January, and was not exactly in bad shape before that) and I really try to eat clean and healthy, avoiding all junk foods (1 cheat day every week or 2 weeks) and my daily sugar intake is rather low (I do not buy candy or sodas and at best I have a small glass of juice 2-3 times a week). My family does not have any history of diabetes either.
I suspect perhaps its the whey protein shakes I have daily? I always mix it with about 1/2 cup of 2% milk and the tub itself says its only got 1g of sugar per serving. I also take a multi-vitamin every day.
Should I be concerned about anything or perhaps it was just a temporary spike in my blood work?View Thread