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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 6/13/2005 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I sure hope someone can help me here. I have a loooooong history of diabetes (type 2) in my family. Also my son is type 1, I know that is a different disease.
Well, about three weeks ago I checked my sugar one evening about an our and 15 minutes after eating dinner. My sugar tested 206. That scared me to death. I checked it an hour later and it was 147, and an hour after that it was 101.  I called ask a nurse hotline and they advised that I should see my doctor as soon as possible.
 Well, I had an appointment in two weeks so I just waited. I checked my fbs several mornings. It was 101 and up.
Well, last week on Wed, I saw my doctor and told him the numbers. He said I might have prediabetes. He sent me for an A1C test.
I had to wait until today to get the results. THe nurse called and said it was normal.  After I ate this evening, an hour later, I decided to check it again. It was 225. and an hour after that it was 117.
Am I crazy????  Maybe I am worrying for nothing but I need some help here. Any suggestions??
I would be very greatful for any comments

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 6/13/2005 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Debby. I think that you should maybe see another doctor. I am type 1 and have had A1C's of 5.7 which is the same as non diabetics, so having a normal A1C doesn't necessarily mean you aren't diabetic. It sounds like your sugars are coming down okay which is good, but they probably shouldn't be that high to begin with. Just to be safe I think it would be a good idea to get a second opinion.

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   Posted 6/13/2005 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I have had a premonition for a while now that I might be diabetic. I am so tired ALL the time. I went to the fair at school, I am in school to be a LPN, and they were giving free glucometers away. I took one because my son is type one. So I thought he might need it someday.

He moved away a couple of months ago and didn't take it with him. I decided on the off chance to check mine.

Now I am worried sick about it. I know my fbs are not too bad. It should be under 100, I believe and this morning is the only time that I have checked it that it has been under 100.

I called my doctor back and left a message telling her that I had a high one this afternoon. She didn't call me back. I wish I could get my mind eased.

I wonder if there is a way I could tell more definitively.

Would it be possible for someone to do a glucose tolerance test or something similar.

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 6/13/2005 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I would definatlyget another doctor to check it out. My test at hospital showed fasting 199 but my A1c was 6.5 (at our hospital up to 6.5 is normal A1c so if they are just going by the A1c it isn't completly accurate.
When I began testing at home I found I was running 220s with lows of 150s . Normal A1c or not I am type 2 diabetic.
Get a recheck just to be safe.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/18/2005 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Two hours post-prandial readings of 110 and under are normal readings. For a diabetic who is not in control or off meds the two hour reading can read anything from 150 to 400+. I believe your readings are right within the normal range and you are fine. It usually takes a few hours after a meal for your body to absorb, convert, move and metabolize the carbs in your food. The glucose that is present in your blood may have just been absorbed from your intestines and broken down in your liver. When your pancreas is working correctly you should have readings of 70-110 just before a meal (if you haven't snacked since your last meal about 4 hours ago.) Everything sounds correct to me but recheck with your doctor and give him or the nurse your recorded readings and when they were taken (ie. right after a meal and 2 hours later). They should be able to ease your mind about this.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 7/15/2005 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Debbie, I truly believe the only accurate way diabtes can be checked is with a 3 or 5 hour glucose test. I do not see why this should be a problem. If your doc thinks you might be a prediabetic then he should refer you to a endocronologist and it would be good for the endocronologist to have this information for the first appointment. Just my 2 cents.
Take care.
Watch your diet. if your son was type one, you should already know a lot about what to eat and what not to eat.
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