Hello and welcome to the forum. Your number of 101 is just slightly elevated past normal. The American Diabetes Association states that the normal range is 70 to 100 mg/dl. Diabetes is often diagnosed when there are consecutive readings in excess of 125 mg/dl. So, I would imagine your doctor will want to retest you. Food can impact this and some foods should be avoided.
It is probably not surprising that pastries are first on the list. But carbs in general negatively impact diabetes. The surprise to me on the list was grilled meats. Apparently, meats when grilled and you eat them will damage your insulin receptors and cell membranes. So, grilling should be a treat and not done regularly.
Hope this helps.
Your fasting blood sugar is only slightly high at 101. However, your post eating result of 198 is much higher than it should be. The drs typically give a target after eating of not higher than 140, however, even better if levels say under 100.
Now, your hba1c at 6.1 puts you in the prediabetic range, and means that your average blood sugar is close to 140. A truly normal hba1c is 5 or lower, and with average blood sugars of less than 100.
Certainly you should be taking this very seriously and modifying your diet and lifestyle to reverse this. Reducing carbs and processed foods (eating more protein and healthy fats), losing weight if overweight (though some people can be what we call TOFI - Thin on the outside, fat on the inside), increasing physical activity, stress management.
It could be wise to purchase a blood glucose meter and use it to monitor your blood glucose after eating. This will help guide you on which foods raise your blood sugars and which don't. In this case you will want to try not to exceed post eating of 140, and ideally it will be even lower than this.
The high cholesterol can also be related to high sugar / carbs diet, and may be helped if you can reduce the carbs and make the other lifestyle changes.
Please coordinate with your doctor as well for your personal medical care.
Hi triglycerides are often related to high sugar.
Beers have considerable amounts of carbs, so this can affect your blood sugars as well. However, hba1c represents average of 3 months blood sugar, and thus your problem with blood sugar likely precedes your trip to India and recent eating habits.