Could this be pre-diabetes?

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Montana1
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
would you consider someone who has a 2 hr PP blood glucose of 140, after an average carb meal, to be at risk for pre-diabetes? Thanks for your imput.
Montana

LanieG
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
In a word, yes.  Most people who can process carbs normally (non-diabetics) would not have a reading that high, and if you're talking about an "average" carb meal, a normal would probably never see that number.


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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/23/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Montana,
You might even be past pre-diabetic and have moved into the world of diabetes. You might want to get some serious tests done by your doc with complete labs. There is more to diabetes than high blood sugar numbers. It does something to the veins and arteries and can mess with your kidneys and eyesight as well. My Dx was actually made by a little corner store optometrist who was fitting me for glasses. I'd never worn them until I was in my 40's and was suddenly having problems reading street signs when I delivered my cakes. I though it was aging.. you know, grandmas all wear glasses.

He said, "No! That's reading glasses. You shouldn't all of a sudden lose your distance sight. You need to go see your doctor because you might have diabetes." And he was right. I still need the glasses for driving, even with great sugars, so get yourself into the doc. At least that way you can know your enemy and face it head on.
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LanieG
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   Posted 1/23/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Right on, Jeannie.  I'd suggest a trip to the doctor and a glucose tolerance test. 

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Montana1
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   Posted 1/23/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for responding. Actually, this is not for me. This is for my husband. I was recently dx with insulin resistance. I just check my husband with my meter to see how he does with carbs, and suprinsingly has seen his numbers higher than expected. I've done several fasting test on him and they are normal. But have noticed this higher numbers 2 hr pp. He is just so hard to get into seee his doctor. thank you for your responses. Maybe I will push a little harder for him to get in to be tested.
Montana.

LanieG
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   Posted 1/23/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, talking about a resistant husband, are you?!  Good luck with that.  smurf    He might also be at the beginnings of this, too.  Well, you know that the best thing to do is see the doctor and have the glucose tolerance test run.  (A morning fasting test and the A1c will not diagnose diabetes or even insulin resistance because it's too easy to get normal readings on those two tests, which is what I can do.  You can't fool the GTT though.)  In the meantime, you know the routine:  diet and exercise first.  These are at least the two things in life we can control.  Tell him he can eat steak and drink wine during the football games?

Lanie
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Montana1
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   Posted 1/23/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, he is resistant for sure. Lets see if he will agree to the GTT. I will keep checking his numbers to see if they go any higher too. Maybe that will convince him. Thank you all.
Montana
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