I have my results, any advice please?

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lion00
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   Posted 7/18/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, hope your all well.
I went to the gp today for the results from my second test. The initial fasting glucose level was 11 and the one taken 2 hours later after drinking that vile stuff was 12. My gp has said that this means I am diabetic, however she wants me to go back Friday morning for a confirmation test?
She said the 11 & 12 results were extremely high. Could anyone tell me what I could or should be doing in the meantime, if anything? I know nothing at all about diabetes. Any advice would be really appreciated as I'm quite scared now about what to expect. My vision is still blurred, will getting my glucose level down get rid of this?
Regarding the steroids she said it was possible I have steroid induced diabetes, but she thinks I would have to have had a predisposition to getting diabetes anyway. My next test as the last one is without steroids. Thanks again for any help. x x
Chillblain Pattern LE, possible SLE, tachycardia, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.
 
Prednisoloe, 35mg
Tramadol
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4sons
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   Posted 7/18/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lion ...

I would recommend cutting out refined carbs immediately! I'm thinking she'll put you on some meds and get you down to a safe level fairly quickly.

Good luck!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/18/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I just posted to you because I was wondering about your test results... Until you have your next test just take all the grains and tubers out of your diet. This means, no bread, buns, cookies, crackers, cakes, pancakes, rolls, donuts, rice, macaroni, spaghetti, all pastas, corn, anything that is derived from potatoes or grain.

Breakfast can be eggs a few times a week or cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese with fruit. (No juices except for V-8 or tomato juice just now.)Don't forget to take a vitamin each day.

For lunch I often take pieces of raw spinach or collard green and make a wrap with deli chicken or ham. Drizzle some olive oil and have a piece of fruit and I'm good to go.

Start eating a serving of protein that is about the size and thickness of the palm of your hand at dinner. Add some salad with olive oil and a bit of regular dressing for taste, a few vegetables, (not corn or sweet potoates at this point) and a piece of fruit for desert.


You could have some nuts each day and remember to eat small meals more often if weight loss is an issue. Start keeping a food diary and get yourself a glucose meter so you can keep track of which foods send your blood sugars up. (Doc will probably give you a prescription for a meter so if you have insurance wait till then.) Meters that test on the fingers are much more accurate than the ones that test on the arm.

You are surrounded by a bunch of peeps who have been where you are and know you can get this under control. We will be by you every step of the way. Hang in there!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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lion00
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   Posted 7/18/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Ruth & Jeannie for your quick replies.
I am still quite shocked by the results but I'm more than willing to do whatever it takes to help get the level down. I will do the above. The one thing I was wondering is if it's okay to drink diet drinks? I don't drink tea/coffee etc and water gets a little boring. Plus I'm going on holiday abroad next week. Is 12 a VERY high result? and is there any dangers in it being this high? sorry for all the questions. Thanks again x x
Chillblain Pattern LE, possible SLE, tachycardia, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.
 
Prednisoloe, 35mg
Tramadol
diclofenick


4sons
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   Posted 7/18/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie ... are you saying to eat small meals more often if one doesn't want to lose more weight?
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Zefany
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   Posted 7/18/2007 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Lion, Just to ease your mind - your vision will go back to normal once you get your glucose levels down. I discovered that I have diabetes when one morning my vision was a little blurry and within 2 weeks the only thing i could see clearly was my hand in front of my face. I have always had perfect vision so needless to say I was completely freaked out. I went to the doctor and - surprise - I have diabetes and my blood sugar levels had probably been very high for a long time, since i had no other obvious symptoms except thirst. I was put on insulin right away and within 4 days my vision cleared like a miracle. I do not need insulin now, I only took it for a week or so until I saw an endocrinologist who put me on Metformin. The whole experience sure makes me appreciate my ability to see!

Zefany

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 7/18/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lion, I was probably the same as you. Predisposed to diabetes but steroids kick me over the side. My BG numbers for 200-350 when I first found out about it. I noticed it took a little while for my numbers to go back down. I'm in the normal range now but I exercise most every day. Even if it's just a 20-30 minute walk. I'm eating better and have been able to drop both of my insulin and even cut in half my metformin meds within a few months. If you are like me and it is pred induced you will probably get good control fairly quickly. and I do drink diet sodas but limit myself to one a day.

I don't know what your 12 means. If it is your HA1c number that is very high. The goal is to get below 7. My last two tests were 5.7 and 5.9.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression


lion00
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   Posted 7/20/2007 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Zefany & Vicky for your replies.
I am so relieved to learn my vision will go back to normal, like you I had perfect vision a few months ago.
I hope I am able to get the levels back down fairly quickly. I think maybe the tests here in the uk give a different reading, so not sure what the 200 - 350 are Vicky.
Thanks again, I go this morning at 11.10 and back again at 1.10. Then I think I'll wait a while for my results as I am going on Holiday tonight. I'll be back 29th July and prob get an appt on 30th and I will post then. x x
Chillblain Pattern LE, possible SLE, tachycardia, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.
 
Prednisoloe, 35mg
Tramadol
diclofenick

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