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Posted By : LMD023 - 9/30/2017 7:20 AM
I just received some test results which say my 105 glucose level is consistent with pre diabetes. (It's a Saturday so I'm unable to ask a specific question to my doc)
I wasn't told to fast, but only had coffee with creamer (sugary hazelnut creamer) before the blood test.
I'm wondering if this coffee/creamer 30 minutes before the test is in line with a glucose level like 105?

I'm new to the diabetes forums, so I apologize if this is a silly question. Thought I'd ask though! smile
Thanks!

Posted By : Lanie G - 9/30/2017 7:43 AM
Hi and welcome! Sometimes the doctor's office just does a non-fasting blood test for blood sugar to get a general idea of how your blood sugar is. That hazelnut creamer probably raised your blood sugar and even though it's not that high, it's probably higher than the result of a person who does not have any blood sugar issues.

You might be on the threshold of insulin resistance which manifests itself in higher blood sugar than a non-diabetic but I would think your doctor would order another blood test and tell you to watch your diet. A fasting blood test should be under 100 according to the chart. Between 100 and 125 is regarded as "pre-diabetic" and over 125 as diabetic. However, a non-diabetic's fasting and random test is almost always in the 80's.

Well, maybe it's a wake-up call and maybe not, but in any case it's good that you're wondering what's going on rather than flipping it off! If anyone in your family has diabetes and if you are overweight yourself, then that pushes you in that direction.

So, please read the link in my signature which is to a website that give a lot of info about blood sugar and the stickies at the top of this forum for more understanding of blood sugar.

And you'll be fine. That 105 is not critical. We're here for you and if you have any questions or concerns, just post!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Posted By : LMD023 - 9/30/2017 7:49 AM
Hi Lanie ! Thanks so much for your response. I appreciate it!
I'm a 33 year old female and weigh 107lbs, with no diabetics in the family. So, I was wondering if it was possibly a fluke test. I've had 2 years of "odd" test results (in regards to autoimmune issues), so I suppose maybe this is just something else to add to the bunch.

If a person is pre diabetic, do they just decrease sugar intake? I should really do that anyway... 😊
Also, what kind of doctor monitors diabetics?

Thanks again!!

Posted By : Lanie G - 9/30/2017 8:03 AM
Gosh, it's been years since I was 107 lbs! tongue Ok, I see what you're saying. It could be a fluke (although normally even with a few points off, 105 is still our of the normal range). Or, it could be meds. Are you on any steroids? Or, other medication that is known to affect blood sugar?

Usually with a result like this, your primary doctor follows you with regular tests and even IF you need medication for blood sugar, it would start with your regular doctor. However, an endocrinologist is a specialist who treats anyone with blood sugar problems/diabetes, thyroid and any condition of glands.

For those who want to keep more normal blood sugar levels (and especially those who have insulin resistance and diabetes), cutting back on carbs is the way to go.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

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