What is the pattern before LADA

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frombc
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   Posted 11/21/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I've been told that I don't have diabetes or even pre-diabetes, but I'm still worried.

At my annual physical in in January, my fasting blood glocose came back as 6.1 (113). I was going through a very stressful time and having panic attacks and general anxiety (peri-meno??). I'm 47 and don't fit the type 2 profile...weigh 120, blood pressure 90/60, excellent cholestorol levels). My doctor thought the elevated blood sugar was from my anxiety and so sent me for another test 2 months later.

The next test came back with fasting 5.7 (102...which in Canada is not considered pre-diabetic) and a 2hr OGTT of 118. The doctor called me and told me I was normal. This was a great relief to me, but I still have this nagging feeling about it.

I was reading about LADA and was wondering if that could be where I'm headed, since I don't fit the type 2 profile. Is there a period before you're Dx'd with this type of diabetes where your glucose levels are elevated, but not considered diabetes? Would my levels have gone down like that if I were heading towards LADA? Could stress have caused a temporary elevation? I would like to hear what your opinions on my situation are. I'm not sure if my Dr. is planning on sending me for more tests when I go for my next physical...I think it would be a good idea. Thanks so much
47 year old female
Dx'd with proctitis/proctosigmoiditis?? July/06
Asacol 6/day
Salofalk enemas 4(g) at bedtime
...Aloe
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Warren
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   Posted 11/22/2006 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
The more you worry about the tests and the test results, the more stress you are under, the higher your blood sugar will be.  There is a definate link between stress and elevated blood glucose!  Stop worrying and enjoy life.  At this point, if the doctor isn't worried, you should be relieved, not worried!!!
 
scool  Warren

Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/22/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with Warren on this. Your test results are fine and you can just keep on doing what you are doing. If it will help at all to relieve your stress perhaps you should mentally explore the option of what your life would be like as a diabetic... Other than adding medication to correct the problem you would most likely be living just the same as you are today, right? You're doing lots of things to maintain your health and this would not cause a huge lifestyle change for you anyway. Regardless of the eventual outcome you are doing a great job at keeping yourself in good shape. KOKO! (Keep on keepin' on!)
~ Jeannie

"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."

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frombc
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/27/2006 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both for the thoughtful replies. I'll take what you said to heart!
47 year old female
Dx'd with proctitis/proctosigmoiditis?? July/06
Asacol 6/day
Salofalk enemas 4(g) at bedtime
...Aloe
Vit B complex/folic acid
fish oil (pharmaceutical grade)
VSL#3

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