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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/27/2006 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, im new in the forums and to diabetes as well. However i have a Question i went to the doctor like a month ago due to a few palpitations i had (not related to diabetes i guess), and he ordered a bunch of tests for me to do.

In the Fasting one i had 92 on the sugar count (i have always been in the 85-95) range all my life, however he decided to make the glucose tolerance test, the reading i got when i got there was 91 then after the first hour i got 210 he said the maximun was 200, and then in the second hour i had 170 he said the maximun was 140, by the third hour i was back to 86. After seeing my results he said i was a Diabetic prescribed no meds only to lose weight (im like 40 pounds overweight) and exercise.

Im also been taking beta blockers a week and a half prior to the test (25mg every night) and i wondered if that may influence the test somehow, with my current insurance policies i cannot see another doctor right now, (i'll try to solve that because i want a seccond opinion) but with the experience of this forum what do you guys think?

Thank you in Advance

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 534
   Posted 1/27/2006 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rodaz,
The fact that it took you only 3 hours to get to 86 and that your fasting blood sugar is where it is makes me believe you are not diabetic.  Your weight and the beta blockers are DEFINATELY a factor.  Lose the weight and those tests will probably all be normal and you may even cut down on the doseage of the beta blockers.
The fact that the doc didn't prescribe you any meds is a good sign.  Diet and exercise are the order of the day for you so that you DON't acquire this disease!!!
scool  Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 1/27/2006 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
As Warren said, "you DON't acquire this disease!!!".. I can't stress this enough! If you live now like you were diabetic it will prevent you having to live as a diabetic with all of the complications that accompany it. Good luck in your weight loss.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn

"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."

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