I am pretty sure I have diabetes

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/31/2006 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not been diagnosed yet. I am worried about what this will do to getting insurance in the future and am just plain scared. I have been monitoing my blood sugar since last week. I have a cat that is diabetic and already had a monitor. I checked my blood sugar last Sunday and saw that my fasting sugar was 107, I have been eating alot of sweets for the past two months and thought I could bring it down by simply stopping the sweets. However on Monday I checked ny blood sugar about 5 hours after eating and it was 154. On Tuesday it was 143  4 hours after eating. On both days I walked and it went down to around 110. On Wednesday it was about 132 5 hours after eating and went down to 110 about 30 minutes later so I ate a bowl of lightly sugared cereal and checked it 2 1/2 hours later. It was at 183. The morning blood sugars have been 107-110. It has been better the past 3 days in that my blood sugar was 101 4 hours after eating so I really thought I had it under control. I was feeling really good. Today for lunch I had a Wendys fescata sandwich and 1 miniature Milky way candy. I came home 3 hours later and the blood sugar was at 174. I walked tonight for 30 minutes and it went down to 75. I then had about 1/3 of a glucerna bar and a few peanuts. It's been two hours and my blood sugar is at 132. I know I'm rambling but I am freaking out about this. I never thought it would happen to me especially when my blood sugar was normal in June and September. I am 100 lbs.overweight but have lost 7 pounds in one week from following a low calorie diet and walking. I have no symptoms yet of diabetes. I would like to change jobs and am worried that a diagnosis will prevent this because I will be turned down for future insurances. Has anyone had a hard time obtaining insurance?

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   Posted 10/31/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, your numbers look pretty close to a normal's to me. Your body appears to be able to handle a carb load in a reasonable amount of time. Also, there are lots of factors that go into testing that you may not be aware of... simple things like not washing your hands and test strips that have been exposed to humidity can throw a monkey wrench into the mix. A blood draw by a lab would be a good way to figure out where you are on the diagnosis.

I understand your fears about being turned down for insurance... We presently are without it. After a while you simply learn to take care of yourself and pray for the best. Even so, in most states you are insurable if you have been insured previously. Insurers like blue cross will accept everyone, but your rates may be quite high.

As far as the food plan goes, you could start following a 1200-1500 calorie reasonable plan utilizing lots of veggies and very little white carbs (bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes), lean meats and lots of good fats like olive oil, avacadoes, peanuts and other good nuts. Veggies, brown rice, barley and bran along with good fats will level out sugar and time release the carbs into your blood stream. Continue on your walking and you should be able to lose some more weight. That alone will help fend off the diabetes diagnosis. I wish you good luck, and until you get a lab blood test, you're a normal.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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