I agree with Coach Denise that consulting your physician regarding your diet is definitely an important step with pre-diabetes. The wonderful thing about pre-diabetes is that it can sometimes be reversed with diet change and incorporating more exercise (because exercise helps promote lower blood sugar levels). However, in the meantime I can offer you what I have had with previous patients that I had to educate in proper diet changes for this exact predicament (mind you, this was what the physician had ordered specific to the patient and it is always best advice to consult with your physician especially prior to implementing changes).
First off: Avoid sugar. This seems obvious, but be wary of fruit juices and other sources of hidden sugars.
Now for some suggestions to tide you until you are able to talk to your physician and possibly get a referral for dietitian consultation...
TEA. The wonderful thing about tea is you can have a naturally sweet tea or add a sweetener that won't raise your blood sugar (like stevia, monk fruit, Splenda, etc). Some examples of naturally sweet tea is licorice tea and Bengal spice tea.
Coffee is another drink where you control the sugar levels. Avoid using actual sugar and opt again for a sweetener that won't raise your blood sugar if unsweetened is not an option in your mind.
Fruit infused water!! Put that lemon or lime in your drink with a leaf of basil or sprig of mint! You can have fun with flavors such as cucumber, strawberry, lemon basil, cucumber mint, etc. Be mindful that some fruits that you can infuse into your water will have more sugar content than others. Once again, consulting with your physician will help you to determine what options are best for you.
Here are some links to some articles that discuss this question further:
That would honestly be a better question for your doctor and possibly even ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian so they can give you that information as well as other necessary information that pertains specifically to you and your diagnosis.
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