Do I have a diabetes?

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mandelbrot
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   Posted 12/20/2005 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Earlier this year, I got a blood sugar level reading of 11 in a normal blood test. The doctor suggested me to take a OGGT. The result is

fast level - 5.5 mmol/L
1 hour - 15.6
2 hours - 12

The doctor was not sure whether it was a diabetes, and asked me to have another normal blood test. The blood sugar level was 5.5 again. He was still not sure, but another doctor said it was.

I consulted a diatetion, who asked me to buy a blood sugar meter and moniter it. Moreover, I controlled my diet carfully.

In the following months, the fasting level never went higher than 6. And two hours after level was also lower than 6.5. I guess it may be because I controlled my diet carfully.

But I am still confused whether I really have a diabetes. Can any one analyse my situations please?VIEW IMAGE

Thank you.

Warren
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   Posted 12/21/2005 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mandelbrot,
 
Welcome to the forum! 
 
With readings of 15.6 and 12 (281 & 215 on the american scale) I'd really be concerned but since you haven't been able to repeat those and your two hour readings are always at or under 6.5 (117) I'd suspect there was something wrong with the first test.  The whole idea about putting you on some sort of a regemin for high blood sugar is the "repeatability" of the test results.
 
Your results are excellent and I'd say that as long as you eat a healthy diet and get some kind of regular exercise you aren't going to have to worry about diabetes! (doesn't sound like anythings broken tongue )
 
scool  Warren

mandelbrot
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   Posted 12/21/2005 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Warren. This makes me feel much better.

I do not doubt the correctness of the test, because after drink the sugar solution, I went to the toilet many times in those two hours. But I was under pressure at that time and did not slept well for a month. I guess it contributed a little to my glucose tolerance. I do not know why my GP did not ased me to repeat the test.

Anyway, I'll keep my healthy living style.

sharer
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   Posted 12/27/2005 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mandelbrot,
                         Firstly,you showed guts in getting an OGTT done,instead of postponing it.If one were to objectively analyze your OGTT readings,1)your fasting sugar was only "high normal"but 2)your 2 hour value went beyond 10.55 which i presume is 200 mgs,which is the cut-off point for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.Iam a diabetes specialist.A repeat of the OGTT means little because,you obviously did not eat any sweets on the previous day of the OGTT,but only had a normal meal schedule.So,i may have to tag you as having diabetes mellitus,but not to worry!Your subsequent readings were good,considering that you were only on a good diet control regime.Keep up the good work,but see a specialist at least once a month.
                                                                                        sharer

sharer
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   Posted 12/27/2005 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
cool  Dear Mandelbrot,
                             oops!A slight correction.The 2 hour value should indeed cross 200 milligrams(as per the American scale) which roughly translates to slightly above 11 as per your results.After taking a 75 gram OGTT,any value touching or above 200 is considered to give a diagnosis of Diabetes mellitus.I sincerely request you to get a test called "HbA1c" done and consult a specialist .Loads of luck!
                                                                         sharer

Warren
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   Posted 12/27/2005 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
mandlebrot said...
In the following months, the fasting level never went higher than 6. And two hours after level was also lower than 6.5. I guess it may be because I controlled my diet carfully.
 
Now Im not a "diabetes specialist" other than I've been living with the disease for awhile; but I would say that if it has been MONTH(S) since the original test and the 2 hour postprandial's have been below 117mg/dL (6.5 mmol/L) with the fasting hovering around 100mg/dL (6 mmol/L)....it doesn't sound like this individual needs to be under anyones supervision or care but his own. Would we like to see your fasting under 100?  Of course, but its close enough! And whatever spike you hit postprandial is absolutely being mitigated by your endocrine mechanisims to return a reading under 117.
 
Be vigilent and be healthy.
 
scool  Happy Holidays - Warren

mandelbrot
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   Posted 12/27/2005 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, sharer and Warren.
 
At this stage I think I will continue my diet and exercise and monitor my blood sugar occasionally. I also thought about consulting a specialist, but I was not familiar with the medical system in Austraila (I am new here). The only specialist my GP recommended is the dietition. I am wondering whether there are diebetes speicalists around. Next year I will move to Singapore. I will see what I can do there.
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