My A1C was climbing from 5.8% to 6.0% to 6.1% which all fall into the Prediabetes range of 5.7% to 6.4%. I had to make a dietary change. After a while it does become routine and I find myself looking at donuts with a nostalgic twinge before realizing that is not who I am. I am not yet in a position of neutrality nor have I sworn off.
I still have room to work with portion size, snacking between meals and increasing vegetable consumption.