I have a question for the board. My GP recently recommended that I have a 3 hour GTT as they spotted a fasting blood sugar that had moved from 100 to 105.
I'm normally a REALLY compliant patient but I put this off to do some information gathering of my own. Having recently lost my mom I have massive supplies of testing gear on hand and decided to start a log.
3 times a day fasting, two hours after meals and one more time at random I've come up with a 30 day average of 108 according to this meter. It's recently been calibrated so I trust the results.
I DON'T need one more condition on my chart (read my sig) and I don't want to go for this test. It's expensive, eats an entire morning and I think it's going to be a negative. Oh....and it's expensive. Did I mention that it's expensive?
I exercise 4-5 mornings a week at the gym, am only mildly overweight and eat healthy foods. I have Ulcerative Colitis so that balancing act with all the whole grains is tough.
Last question is - If I exercise in the morning without eating my sugar should be low, right? Instead if I come home all pink from exercising and do my fasting then it can rack up between 117 and 122. If I'm lazy and just do it straight from bed it's between 87 and 99. I don't get that.
I've only just begun studying this problem and would love some imput! Thanks in advance for a mini-analysis from a trained professional volunteer!
Left Side UC diagnosed in 1988 while pregnant with twins
Taking PREDNISONE for the first time! Almost done tapering. DONE!
Post Edited (Rot Gut) : 3/22/2008 2:08:33 PM (GMT-6)