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Rose118
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/3/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Back on Nov 11, I had the Glucose Tolerance test, and today I asked my doc for my numbers. He was more than happy to give me copies of the lab report, said it shows I'm serious about getting my levels down and that I want to stay in control of my diabetes.
 
These are the numbers (bear in mind these numbers are according to the Canadian standard testing)
AlC:  5.5 (normal is 4.8-6.2)
2 Hr. Fasting: 6.2 (norm 3.6-6.0)...just a little over the norm
Load: 75 (whatever that is???)
2hr: 11.6  (3.6-7.7)...quite a bit over the norm
 
Notes from the Lab Dr reads: "Confirmatory testing on a second occasion may be needed to establish diagnosis in the absence of acute symptoms"
 
My doc said he is surprised the AlC is normal  but the 2 hr testing indicates I might have just developed the disease. My first instinct was to say, maybe I don't have diabetes and that the fasting test was inaccurate. Is that possible?
 
Keeping in mind what the Lab Dr wrote, I am hoping that my thought is right. Or am I still in denial? I will most likely have to wait until Feb 11 to have the 3 month AlC done again to confirm yea or nay.  Anybody have an opinion?
 
Here is the conversion chart, if anyone wants to compare readings from Canadian to American
 
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Chutsman
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   Posted 1/3/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you get ahold of a glucometer testing kit and do your own fasting readings first thing in the morning?

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Rose118
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   Posted 1/3/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Um, not really, not just yet.
 
I have to attend a Diabetes Clinic and there they will show me how/what kind of meter to use. So until then, I have no way of checking my glucose. Hopefully, the clinic will be in the next week or 2
~Valerie~
 
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Rose118
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/7/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Diabetes Clinic is booked for Jan 24! This is a love/hate situation...I want to see the dietician and start testing. However, on the other hand, it make my Diabetes so much more real and that darn denial stage is creeping back in  :(
 
From my original post:
 
Notes from the Lab Dr reads: "Confirmatory testing on a second occasion may be needed to establish diagnosis in the absence of acute symptoms
 
Does anyone have an idea just what this might mean in relation to my diagnosis? I interpret it to mean that I should be re-tested because I had absolutely no symptoms of diabetes.
 
I was under a great deal of stress when I did the 2 hour glucose fast test. My hubby had just gotten released from the hospital after being in for almost 5 weeks. He was waiting that long to get bypass surgery. Finally, he had a triple bypass and was home just 3 days before I took the glucose fast test. Now I heard that stress management is very important for diabetics, but do you think that this stress could have raised glucose to levels that would normally not be in the diabetic range?  Or am I just dreaming? eyes
 
I will be seeing my doctor on Tuesday, and seriously considering asking for another glucose test.
 
Opinions anyone? 
 
 
 

~Valerie~
 
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