bloodwork-what does glucose of 111 mean?

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healthynow
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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
i just had bloodwork done and my fasting glucose came back at 111.  what does this really mean?
 
emma

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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
A doctor would probably tell you it's elevated and that he would want to see it under 100.  If your doctor follows the ADA guidelines, he would diagnose diabetes if the fasting was over 125 on a few occasions and might run different blood tests, too.
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healthynow
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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for the quick response lanie. i was starting to freak out.

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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't freak out!  Stress can drive your blood sugar up!  Are there other members of your family who have diabetes?  Is this the first time you've had an elevated fasting blood sugar?
Lanie

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healthynow
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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
mine has always been on the higher side, but never this high. i also had a 20 on protein in the urine. i have aunties that are diabetic. i am overweight. i have high blood pressure. i had labs done because i have been having vertigo and/or migraine for the last week. doc was checking everything out.

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   Posted 3/10/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're getting some lab work done.  Protein in the urine can be a few things, not only diabetes.  It could also be the kidneys.   I take meds for high blood pressure, too.  I'm on an "ACE inhibitor" which also protects the kidneys, according to my doctor.  Being overweight and with some family members with diabetes raises chances of being diabetic or insulin resistant.  Sometimes, just losing weight, changing your diet and getting some regular, sustained exercise can control the diabetes and keep you off diabetes meds.  But your fasting is just elevated.  I think you could get it down with some of those changes.  Have they figured out what's causing the vertigo? 
Lanie

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healthynow
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   Posted 3/10/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
not yet. i have been posting on the migraine forum. that has been very helpful. i have consult with neuro on wed. the ENT thought it may be a "headache-less" migraine. i don't care what they call it, i just need it gone! i don't want to have to deal with diabetes. concentrating on weight loss is hard enough!

emma

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   Posted 3/10/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I started losing weight when I cut out carbs.  I don't have a 'normal' metabolism; carbohydrates drive my blood sugar high and make me gain weight.  Diabetes runs on my mother's side and I've been heavy on and off for years.  If you can cut down on bread and other food made with flour, cut way down on food made with sugar, potatoes and rice, you may lose more weight faster than with other diets - if your metabolism is like mine.  Since your fasting is elevated, I'm presuming you could have the same problem I do.  I hope they can figure out the vertigo.  That's miserable, I'm sure.  (I need to sign off now but will be on tomorrow morning.)
 
Keep posting, Emma, and read through some of our threads.  I hope we can help you get your blood sugar down to better levels for future lab tests.
Lanie

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very low carb way of eating
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