Oh, then you're right. Maybe the carbs are making the blood sugar rise too quickly and drop quickly, making you feel very tired. Being very tired might make you feel dizzy, like you want to lie down and go to sleep. Two years ago in the fall when it was getting cold here, I'd eat a bowl of oatmeal for lunch with maple syrup (This is before I was "pre-diabtic".) and half an hour later I'd want to take a nap. Now, I realize it was that same reaction. Since I'm also trying to control this with no meds, I can't do that anymore. So, trying cutting out the toast and jam. Good luck!
Nicole, we're in the same boat along with a couple of others who post on this forum. I don't take any meds and I'm controlling this with diet and exercise. In my case I need to lose weight which I'm doing - still need another 15 lbs off. You'll probably find that the simple and complex carbohydrates will raise the blood sugar so never eat any of them alone. Bread, cereals, rice, corn and potatoes will all have that effect. If you choose to eat any of them, you should also eat protein with them like during a meal. That doesn't work for me very well because I might be further along in diabetes than you are, so I don't eat any of them. I get carbs from vegetables and beans and milk products. I hope you have a glucose monitor to test your blood sugar so you know what raises it. Also, daily exercise helps keep the blood sugar in line. Good luck!
Nicole, Jeannie is absolutely right. You have to get a meter whether your insurance covers it or not. If you're feeling that dizzy after eating the oatmeal and bread and jam, your blood sugar is bouncing up and down and your body is too sensitive to the carbohydrates in the meal. I'm not a doctor, but take my 2 cents for what it's worth from a 58 year old who's controlling her diabetes pretty successfuly so far with diet and exercise. The other condition you mention, the increase of neutrophils, could be a response to a major infection, smoking, stress and even obesity. And I'm glad you're having further tests. Losing the weight which you're trying to do is fantastic. It's not easy but I can tell you I've lost 30 lbs since last summer following my regime of diet and exercise because being diagnosed as "prediabetic" scared the patooties out of me. Good luck and be sure to continue to ask questions as you're doing because I believe you'll get only good advice here.