Hi CJ! I'm also fall into that pre-diabetic range. I'm guessing your doctor has you on oral medication, and you have seen your A1c. I'm on metforim, and my last A1c was 5.6. I also see a dietition twice a year. I test in the morning before breakfast and and two hours after dinner, twice a week. I could test once a week all day long, but I have found my lunch tests are really close to my morning test, and I'm told that's good. What has helped me the most on my journey in fighting this is: 1) keeping a food journal of what I eat through out the day, 2) doing my best to get 30 minutes a day of physical activity, 3) cutting out pop and drinking LOTS of water. I am now to the point where I can't drink more then half a can of pop. I have noticed I go about a month before I get graving a pop. 4) I keep on top of how much sweet treats I eat.
Start weight when starting tracking with fitday:
314- Nov. 28, 2011
Current weight:292-Oct. 3, 2013
My Desirable weight: 125-160 (Lowest-Highest)
I'm just making lifestyle changes.