possible neuropathy/poor circulation/glucose high side of normal

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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this board.  But, I have recently been to various doctors for odd symptoms that started this past fall.  I have had GERD for a while, but I started regurgitating regularly.  Also, I had headaches and swollen eyes.  First, I went to the allergist and found I was allergic to about 20 things.  I started zyrtec and rehomed my cat.  And, my headaches went away.  Then, I saw a GI and had all sorts of tests all of which were normal.  This baffles me given the persistance of the regurgitation.  In the meantime, I made an appt with a new GP since I started having dizzy and lightheaded spells plus numbness in my toes and tingling in my limbs.  She did lots of labs.  I have an appt later this week.  The only thing I heard back so far is that my glucose was on the high side of normal.  Could this cause neuropathy?  It really wasn't until the tingling started that I even considered that a nerve problem could be causing my stomach issues. 
After I got my results, my dad dropped by a glucose meter.  I checked it a few times and my results were usually around 100.  Then, I checked it when I felt lightheaded.  It was 78.  Then, one hour after eating 145, 2hrs 139.  At least I think my dizzy episodes are food related.  I try to eat multiple small meals to help with the regurgitation, but I do notice that I feel a little shaky if I go more than 3 hrs without eating.
Any thoughts?

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   Posted 4/14/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
The two hour 139 might indicate future trouble. It should read below 110 for a normal. Good luck with this.. If you are prediabetic we will be here to help.
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. I wasn't excited to hear the glucose news given that I am only 35 and have a bmi of 21. I could work on the sugar content of my diet, though.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/14/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts are that you should probably have a follow up visit with your family doctor so you can figure out why your blood sugar seems to swing so wide.  You might need to take more lab tests - just what you were hoping for, right?

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