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lushaboom_ragdoll
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   Posted 9/17/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  ok here goes my history... for the last year since working i have only been eating 2 meals a day  one brkfast burrito and a small tea for breakfast at 7 am and a dinner at 6 pm ranging from anything really... i went to doctor 4 weeks ago to have a glucose test done in 30 min my suagre read 140 at the hour mark it read 202 and at the 2 hr mark it read 213 and i passed 250 suagr in urine at the 213 then suagr started to go down at 30 minutes after ..at that tme it was 189.. doctor said i was pre diabetic  and so he told me to come back in one month and stay to a diet plan so i did ...mostly.. .. during this 4 weeks i was to monitor my suagr daily to see readings all in all sugar stayed fine as long as on diet but if i trailed off it was higher than usual ...anyways i had an a1c test done today and it was 5.1 which was very nice and he said to diregard my glucose suagr test and that i had no suagr  problem i gave him my readings which i had 2 readings of 103 fasting one of 101 fasting and a 138 fasting and a 140 fasting during my  home meter testing during the 4 weeks.... if i had trailed off  diet plan... the rest of the days when on the diet  it was a normal fasting level of about 85 to 98and i told him my sugars have been fine except at dinner time if i strayed from diet where i could have readings of 165 to 188 2 and sometimes 3 hours after eating dinner.he said he was not worried about itand that i had no sugar problem based on my a1c test... my question is can under eating  all these months have affected my a1c level to show normal as apposed to eating 3 normal meals that could affect suagr levels more?

cajunbrat
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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Normal???? A Diabetic diet is normal for someone that needs to stick to it. LOL You may still have high sugars if you go back to eating NORMAL. If I were you I would stick to the diet to keep your sugars down. How long were you under eating as you say?
~Kathy~


lushaboom_ragdoll
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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
my under eating has been for nearly a year and then i went on the diabetic diet 4 weeks ago

lushaboom_ragdoll
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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
but i am fine unless i eat to manycarbs and etc stuff and sugar i notice the spike

LanieG
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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the Forum, Lushaboom_ragdoll (May I call you......Lush?  tongue  just kidding).  Your numbers seem to be up and down, a little like mine before I changed my way of eating.  With due respect to your doctor, I don't think it's correct to say you don't have a "sugar" problem.  If you didn't, then you wouldn't have had such high numbers when you tested yourself after dinner, etc.  Eating only the 2 meals a day kept you in a starvation mode and probably kept your numbers down and maybe that's why your A1c came out to 5.1.  The A1c is not a good determiner of diabetes.  The 2 or 3 hour glucose tolerance test is a better indicator.  In any case, I believe you'd better change your eating pattern in order to keep your blood glucose to more normal levels.  First of all, I'd replace that breakfast burrito with eggs and bacon (turkey bacon if you prefer) and some cheese, or make a pan of quiche with eggs, cheese, bacon and broccoli in the oven, cut squares and freeze them individually so you can pop them in the microwave for breakfast on the run.  You should eat something if you can (I don't know what your job is.) for lunch even if it's some cheese and deli meat wrapped in a lettuce leaf and some nuts.  Dinner should be a piece of meat and a couple of vegetables and a small salad.  When your eating pattern is more regular and you cut way down on carbohydrates, you'll see better readings on your glucose monitor.  I'm concerned about your doctor's assessment though because the readings you mentioned do indicate a problem with keeping your blood sugar under control - and this is my own opinion.  If I were you, I'd probably seek a second opinion.  And I know you must also be concerned because you're asking the right questions!  Good luck and please check back.

yeah
Lanie
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


LanieG
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   Posted 9/17/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Lushaboom, you are exactly correct when you say that your blood sugar spikes when you eat carbs or anything with sugar.  Carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, cookies, cakes, pies, cereals...) will drive your blood sugar up and the fact that your blood sugar does rise like that means you do have a problem that needs to be controlled.  Please look back through the past posts that talk about food so you can get the idea of what to eat and what to stay away from.

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
 
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


lushaboom_ragdoll
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   Posted 9/17/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
i doo so appreciate your posts it makes me feel like i am not crazy but maybe my doctor is lol

LanieG
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   Posted 9/17/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
No!  You're not crazy!  I guess your doctor is a general practitioner like mine.  Mine is a family doctor, a very nice lady whom I trust but for the last year when I started on this blood sugar roller coaster, I think I've gained more insight into tight control than I ever had before and she still hands out the old American Diabetes Assoc. as well as the American Heart Assoc. diet plans.  Some family doctors are still going by the old blood sugar cut off points that label people as pre-diabetics or diabetics - numbers which are too high nowadays.  So, now that it's up to you to manage your blood glucose yourself, I know you'll do all you can, too, to learn what works and what doesn't work for you.  I'm glad you found us! 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
 
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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