New to the forum. Just got a high fasting level.....

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Natava
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/24/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Just got back from my doctor.  35 yr female. Fasting glucose level was 229. 
 
I ate a partial altoid before the test.  Hopefully that was all it was, but I doubt it. 
 
Now I am waiting for some panel that will show blood sugar levels over the past three months.
 
Could it have been the altoid.......

LanieG
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   Posted 7/24/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
An altoid, eh?  Well, it could cause some blood sugar elevation, especially in a diabetic but certainly not 229!  Natava, I'm glad you have had these blood tests because at first glance it looks like you're having trouble with blood sugar.  The A1c test shows your blood sugar average over the past three months, so I guess that's what you're waiting for. Does diabetes run in your family?  Are you overweight?  Do you eat a lot of bread, potatoes, rice and pasta in your diet?

Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/24/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
We will help you sort this all out. It takes a while to get a firm diagnosis and then it takes a bit of time to learn a new way to choose your food plan. Hang in there!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Natava
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   Posted 7/25/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I could lose a good forty pounds...but I am not huge....but definitely bigger than the "ideal". 
 
My fathers mother had diabetes, my dad is "on the line" and controlling with diet only.  My maternal uncle had juv. diabetes. 
 
Unfortunately, nobody but my grandmother was a good example.  My dad eats piles of meat, smokes, and eats hardly any vegetables, or anything else really.  My Uncle eats whatever he wants and has shots that he has to give himself daily. 
 
I have a non blood related uncle that has diabetes and he doesn't act like he has it.  He says he has it, but he eats second helpings of dessert all the time.  He's not even supposed to eat the first. 
 
So - I will wait for this three month panel however long that takes to come back.  Also, my triglycerides were in the 200's also...so now I have to deal with that too.  Before you know it, I am going to be a skinny minnie! 
 
BTW my favorite foods are going to be very hard to leave behind.  Potato, noodles, bread, popcorn with oily topping. 
 
I'll definitely need to get support from somewhere, and maybe along the way help someone else.  Glad I am here.

LanieG
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   Posted 7/25/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Natava, you are very wise to be concerned about your blood sugar.  You're still young and with the knowledge we have today, you may be able to control diabetes with diet and exercise but it's up to you to take control of your health.  Diabetes is on my mother's side, so for me it wasn't a surprise when I had elevated fasting numbers creeping up every year through my 50's.  Thankfully my doctor prescribed a blood sugar monitor so I could see how high my blood sugar was after my meals.  Yikes.  smhair   When I cut out those carbs, I brought my blood sugar and my cholesterol down to normal levels, and I lost weight.  As you have seen, there are diabetics who eat all the cake they want and take or inject lots of meds.  This is not a good way to live.  High blood sugar will damage your heart, kidneys, eyesight and nerves (causing neuropathy), to name a few conditions.  Diabetes can shorten your life and lessen the quality of life if the blood sugar is not controlled.

You'll survive without bread and the potatoes, trust me!  I have and I used to live on the stuff.  But as I saw my blood sugar come down and my weight, that was worth giving up the carbs.  So, please stick around!


Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds
                                                                 

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