I stumbled across this site and think it's great. I've never really posted on any internet forums before but I thought I'd share my story.
I'm a new dad
and recently applied to increase my life insurance. The insurance company took some blood (after fasting) and "some of my results are not within recommended ranges".
Abnormal results were;
Fasting Glucose 6.5 mmol/L
Chol. 6.7 mmol/L
LDL 4.7 mmol/L
HbA1c 5.9% (within range 6.0% being the upper limit listed on test report)
Other abnormal test results which may or may not be related were;
ALT (liver function) 73 U/L (5-40 normal)
Ferritin 349 ug/L (30-300 normal)
My GP sent me off for a glucose tolerance test which I will get the results of tomorrow. I'm a bit anxious about
it. My grandmother had T2
I don't have the greatest diet/eating habits nor am I very active. I guess I'm lucky these things are brought to my attention now...
I've convinced myself that the results will come back as "pre-diabetes" as a best case.
Anyway, keep up the good work. I'll continue trolling through past posts now...