Blood sugar level of 113

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edco76
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   Posted 7/16/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all. I had a colonoscopy about 1 month ago (I have ulcerative colitis) While I was on the bed waiting they took a blood sample and when I went to the Dr. after he said that my blood sugar was a little high (113) he said he wanted me to take a "fasting blood sample" to be sure. Here is the thing though. On the way home I realized "wait a minute. When I had the last test done I had already not eaten anything in preparation for the colonoscopy?" Will this test be any different? How high is 113? All the Dr. told me was that 105 was "high normal".

LanieG
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   Posted 7/16/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi edco.  The 113 could have been influenced by a couple of things: stress and what was in your system.  There might have been stuff in the preps for the colonoscopy to affect the blood sugar.  So, go on with the next blood test and see what it says.  Yes, it's creeping to the high side for fasting but because of factors you don't know about, I think you should take a 'wait and see' stance.  If there is diabetes in your family, if you're some pounds overweight - then this might be a wake-up call.  Don't stress over it but follow the instructions for what the doctor/nurse says to do before the test.  Let us know how it comes out, ok?  Good luck.
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edco76
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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lanie. I'll see how it goes. It just kind of completely shocked me. I do have some history in my moms side of the family. The only thing that bothers me is that if it is high I don't know much to do about it. I already don't eat sugar, follow a strict diet, work-out 6 days a week. I walk around at about 15% body fat.

The Dr. did mention that the IV can sometimes throw things off but I got the blood taken before the IV.

LanieG
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   Posted 7/16/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be if the diet you follow because of UC is high in carbs, your blood sugar may be raised.  It's tricky when a diet followed for one condition aggravates another condition, so finding a balance is important.  That may or may not be the case here, so in my opinion, you should continue whatever you've been eating and doing before and take the next blood test.  If the blood sugar is still higher than normal, then you and your doctor would have to figure out how to deal with both.  Still, 113 is not critical and that's good.  But you don't want it getting higher and higher, so it's smart to check it out now.


Lanie
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Post Edited (LanieG) : 7/16/2008 12:49:39 PM (GMT-6)


Marburg
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
What Lanie said about the stuff in the prep for the colonoscopy is right on.  Prior to mine, the doctor and nurse both told me not to be too alarmed if my bs readings skyrocket after taking the prep and remain high for up to a week.  They explained that there is stuff that in their experience has raised bs levels.
LanieG said...
Hi edco.  The 113 could have been influenced by a couple of things: stress and what was in your system.  There might have been stuff in the preps for the colonoscopy to affect the blood sugar.  So, go on with the next blood test and see what it says.  Yes, it's creeping to the high side for fasting but because of factors you don't know about, I think you should take a 'wait and see' stance.  If there is diabetes in your family, if you're some pounds overweight - then this might be a wake-up call.  Don't stress over it but follow the instructions for what the doctor/nurse says to do before the test.  Let us know how it comes out, ok?  Good luck.
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