Strange case of pre-diabetes, any thoughts?

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2 tired for 30
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   Posted 9/28/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm new to the Diabetes forum, but I frequent the Lyme Disease forum as I have that too.
I had a 2 hour glucose tolerance test done in April. The results were 9.9mmol/178. I asked for the test because I had symptoms of hypoglycemia. I was shocked at this result! My BMI is 18 and I'm 30, doesn't make sense.
Started seeing an Endo this month and she tested me for islet cell antibody (negative), C-peptide (1744), insulin random (284) and glucose random 9.8/176. This would suggest insulin resistance, right?
I also have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia going as low as 2.2/39. This usually happens 2-4 hours after my first meal. My fasting glucose is almost always 4.5 and my a1c is 5.4. My highest meter reading was 14.7/265
Now I'm experiencing pain on both sides under my ribs. Endo thinks it could be gallbladder/and or pancreas. She is scheduling me for an ultra sound to see if there's something going on there.
I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this in their case, or has heard of any others who might be experiencing this.
My Endo is baffled. She seems very commited to find out what is going on with me. I don't fit the profile of type 2 and I definitely don't have type 1.
 
 

Post Edited (2 tired for 30) : 9/28/2009 8:40:41 PM (GMT-6)


LanieG
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   Posted 9/28/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Gosh, your blood sugar is all over the place, both too high and too low at times.  I'm glad you're seeing an endo because that's the expert in the field.  (but it's scary that she's baffled!)  First of all, the GTT (tolerance test) points to nearly full blown diabetes, and the random test is too high.  Yet you're having lows down to 39 - too low.  Seems to me you could be turning into type 1 or LADA (1.5).  This could be why you don't fit into the stereotype type 2 diabetic.  Check out this website.  There are others.  (Google LADA.)  Try to read up on these before you see the endo again so you can ask a lot of questions.  Good luck. 
 
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2 tired for 30
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   Posted 9/28/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your response!
I would've put money on being LADA, but my antibody test was negative. My Endo says that if it was type 1 or LADA, I would be producing a lot less insulin.
My Endo came very highly recommended, she has lots of experience. I became very freaked out when she told me that she doesn't see this!
I'm worried there might be an underlying condition causing my symptoms.
Does anyone else have reactive hypoglycemia with type 2? I have been able to manage the hypo with eating very frequently, but I will drop quickly if I don't eat.
I really appreciate any input, I'm really freaking out about this now!

LanieG
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure the doctor will consider all factors.  Are you taking any other medication that could affect the blood sugar?  Have you been on steroids?  Have you had recent abdominal surgery?  Maybe it's a combination of different things.  Diet affects blood sugar of course but to make it swing like that with no other reason?  It doesn't seem possible.  I have only heard of LADA behaving like that.  Hopefully, the endo will be able to sort through all this and figure it out.  Maybe there are more tests, I have no idea.  I wish you good luck.  Let us know what happens. 
Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/29/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't offer anything more than what Lanie has, but keep us posted. Hope you don't mind, I'm sending prayers for both you and your endo.
~ 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

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