could someone please help me??

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danab
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   Posted 8/24/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
glucose test from 2 yrs ago went like this fasting bs-95, 1 hr-131, 2 hr-87, 3 hr-38. Doc thought I needed another glucose so I had one done last wk. I do not have their numbers yet but they did tell me they were higher than mine. fasting bs-75, 1 hr-164, 2 hr,97 they sent me home & by the 3rd hr I was a 48.  Is this diabetic or what? I have to eat every 2 hrs or I bottom out & no I do not eat anything that it good! I'm only 110 lbs so weight is not my issue. My endo has me currently on a diabetic med called glyset to stablize my sugar which has really helped but it still needs upped some. Am I one of these hypoglycemic people that has turned diabetic?

danab
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   Posted 8/24/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I also forgot to add that my a1c in June of this yr was a 5.4.

LanieG
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know the answer to your questions (I'm not a doctor).  I'm glad you're seeing an endo because he/she should be able to understand what's going on with you.  It's possible you're actually type 1?
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tjbessey
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure you are either. It seems to me that you have good glucose control, but when pushed to the extreme with a high load of sugar your body goes into super insulin mode and takes your BG levels to a low point. With a 5.4 A1C my very uneducated guess is that you are fine.

danab
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   Posted 8/25/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
It does not have to be a high load of sugar, any at all does this. I have never been so sick in all my life as what I have been these past few months.I guess I'm just going to have to trust my endo. I do have more faith in him than any other doctor I've had. This sugar stuff really sucks!

Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want to do a search on "reactive hypoglycemia".

Sounds to me like you definitely have some 'misfiring' going on with your metabolism that doesn't quite fall under the Type 1 or 2 Diabetes conditions. More like you're getting a "reaction" to foods eaten (are they high carb meals by chance?), and your system goes into overdrive pushing out way more insulin than is required.

It's rare, there's not much info about it, it's hard for docs to diagnose and although it's not classified as diabetes, it is the area of expertise of an endocrinologist. I'm not a doctor and I don't know your full history but, your symptoms (normal A1C but severe reaction to high carb loads), look to indicate it might be something like reactive hypoglycemia.

Hope you get things figured out soon. In the meantime, maybe keeping the carbs to a minimum might help? Wish I could help more :-)
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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danab
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   Posted 8/25/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, now I feel like a real fool! I went & had hospital make me a copy of their records & they are totally different than mine. The nurse drwaing my blood told me they was getting higher 3's than me but I don't know how she figured. My result for fbs on my meter was75-theirs was94 . my 1 hr was164 theirs was123. my 2 hr was97 theirs was 62 test was over. I drove home & rechecked & my meter was reading 48. This is really scaring me because they are telling me my meter is reading high. This is a brand new meter. it is one of the new bayer ones. I also have a accu-chek & my numbers are about the same on both meters. I'm begining to think I'm waisting my money on the strips if there is that big of a difference in the hospitals lab & my meters. Yes I have been told for yrs that I have reactive hypo but the diet does not work for me. I do not eat alot of carbs only low glycemic foods, no sugar & I still crash. I am very sick of living like this. If anyone has any ne w sugestions I'd love to hear them.

LanieG
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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Good grief, it must be frustrating for you.  I don't know what you should do.  I would hope an endocrinologist would be able to help since he's the expert.

Lanie
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