Like usual, when I am confused with my health concerns, I always turn to this wonderful site!
I turned to Healingwell a couple months ago when my doctor diagnosed me with pre-diabetes due to an overnight fasting of 117. I lamented my frustration that I was not told with a reading of 101, then 6 months later 108, that I was pre-diabetic. It was not until 6 months after that, and a reading of 117 that my doctor told me I was considered pre-diabetic, and he gave me a copy of the ADA diet. Which confused me, because it has far more carbs than I ever eat.
He also prescribed a glucose monitor, but didn't really say when to use it, and what to watch for etc. So I have been consuming info on line and through books daily trying to figure out what is the right course of action.
Needless to say, it's all conflicting information. I am my own worse enemy. It's like I don't know where to start, so I do a lot of healthy things, balanced with some unhealthy things until I can find "the one best way" to get me on the correct course to prevent this disease.
So, here is my main concern right now. I have been using the blood monitor as a once in a while overnight fasting test to see how things change.
6 weeks ago, after overnight fasting it read 116. I was happy because I thought "wow, ok, the good things I am doing pushed it down a bit. I waiting a few weeks and tested again, it was 125! I freaked.
My husband and I had a long weekend at the lake coming up with very good friends, but when we are all together we don't watch what we eat or drink. I did better than most; low carb wraps, none of the fatty meats, etc. But I did drink wine every night while we all played cards etc.
I waited a couple days to test my fasting level. I tested it this morning and it was 126! I have googled everything trying to find out if this one reading means I truly stumbled right into diabetes rather quickly, from prediabetes. In my mind, my thoughts are once you get out of the pre-diabetes range even once, it means you now have diabetes. But nothing I have read on line has been helpful.
Can anyone tell me what this might mean. I know it certainly means to continue to make better choices and activity at an even faster pace. Unfortunately, I have always battle an all or nothing mind set, and if I can't be perfect, I sometimes sabotage myself. I'm really worried that the one reading means I am now a full blown diabetic. Any suggestions?? Any advice?? I mean, for me to have 2 readings so close that increased both times is freaking me out. When I read at the doctor every 6 months it appears to have gone up gradually over the course of 6 months, not 1 week, or 1 month. He never tells me what my A1c is, but the fasting glucose.
Thanks for any advice, I truly appreciate it!!!
Post Edited (Virgogirl67) : 7/21/2016 8:16:09 AM (GMT-6)