“..high-fructose corn syrup. “
That’s what my doc said did it to me. I’ve controlled it with my diet, which has always been pretty good. But,,,, I don’t like soda pop, so I’d buy and drink fruit juices by the half gallon, thinking, “Hey! It’s fruit juice! It’s gotta be good for me!” Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the High Frucktose Corn Syrup was bad ju ju. I cut that cr@p out, and with my Asian-style diet, I’m only slightly above high normal, and don’t have to take meds.
and then there is 70...... the age factor
The ordinary watching carbohydrates and sweets, exercise and weight loss........ no longer obese, don’t seem to control the A1C at a physician acceptable level.
I am now to take metformin after years of non drug control