Hi Luci! Gosh, what a mess. I would be furious w/ the ob as well as his nurse. There is no excuse for a 5 wk wait or an explanation. I was diagnosed w/ diabetes after starting chemo for the 2nd time. In fact, my onco kept telling me that I was diabetic but my chemo nurses told me that the sugar levels were high from my premeds. I was feeling so badly...no energy, eye sight was bad, etc (all of the signs but I ignored them) that I finally told my onco that if it was the cancer that was making me feel this way, then stop the treatments because I wouldn't live like this. She shook her head, told me that she was sure that I was diabetic and that I didn't get the premeds until after my bloodwork was taken. No treatment that day..straight to a specialist. My counts were above 600. I started on oral meds that day and felt human w/in days. My counts dropped from 600 to the 120 range. The specialist told me that the chemo was the main reason I became diabetic. I am glad that you are having another test run. Like Jo-Ann said, test yourself.
Well, I'm going for that second blood test tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. I've already begun fasting. Hope this one comes back in the normal range. I'm so tired of drs. and being involved in the whole medical system. I'm not complaining. Lord knows there are tons of people in this world struggling with far worse things. It's just so frustrating and exhausting trying to keep ahead of the stupidity that we all seem to encounter. Maybe if I knew less about what CAN happen I'd be better off. Just wishing for a definite answer so I can figure out where to go from here.
Thank you all for your good thoughts and helpful advice. I always know I'm getting solid info. here. L&H's, Luci
Have an awesome day and know that someone thought about you today. . . . . . I did
I certainly think your doctor's office handled this poorly, but I also don't think your numbers are that terribly high. I may be wrong, but I thought that 110 was when they started getting concerned. I was diabetic with both my pregnancies, and I have always been concerned about developing diabetes, since both my dad and sister have been. So far, I have not--but I'm pretty sure that my numbers were at least 100 on a few occasions. Last time, they were lower, I know, but I do think they fluctuate somewhat. I would definitely have this checked by a doctor who is more in tune with diabetes. Good luck. Please keep us posted. Hugs, Rozanne
Hope the last blood test was a better one and everything will be back to normal for you soon. I know what you mean about hating to go to Dr's and getting the run around. Diabetes runs in my family and I put that down every time I go to a Dr, but can't remember the last time I had a fasting glucose test done. In fact my eye Dr asked me about it last time I was in with my eye problems. Guess I need to call my Internist and get an appointment set up too.
Thanks for a reminder and wishing for you a good test result. Did you know your "Away" message is still on your email? I sent you an email and it came back.
Love and God Bless,
That nurse sounds like a real winner...NOT. Anyway, I hope that you get everything straightened out quickly. Just wanted to throw in my experience since you asked about diabetes/chemo. I had what they thought were growths in my thryroid and had ultrasounds over a 9 month period while we followed them. Finally was sent to an endocrinologist and was dx with Hashimoto's. Didn't have a growth but my thyroid was inflammed and as they described it to me...it will slowly burn itself out. Anyway, went this February to my internist for my yearly physical and he said that now that I am having thyroid issues they are going to monitor me closely as I was now more sucseptible (sp?) to getting other auto-immune diseases such as diabetes, lupus, etc. Have no idea if there is any corellatin with my chemo but have no family history of thyroid problems, diabetes, etc.