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Old 09-03-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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GTT test fasting 102 one hour 317 two hour 144. Doctor says I am diabetic am i?

Hello, I think my doctor may have prematurely diagnosed me as diabetic. Here is what happened. Regular full lab blood test in dec 2002 my fasting glucose 100 My fasting glucose july 2004 140 ( i did not know i was suppose to fast and drank 4 ounces of mountain dew to take my medicine 45 minutes or less before the blood was drawn. He ordered a GTT and my fasting for it was 102 my one hour reading was 317 my two hour reading was 144. He now says I am a diabetic. I did a 24 hour urine test this week but the results are not back yet. All the information i get from medical sites on the internet says anything above 200 on the one hour reading is abnormal but makes no mention as to what it means if it is 317 as my was. They all only say that the two hour reading is what is important. That if it is 140 to 200 then you are considered glucose intolerant. Over 200 a diabetic. It looks like to me that I would be glucose intolerant and not a diabetic. Does anyone else know how if my 317 reading makes me a diabetic? Thanks and take care.

 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: GTT test fasting 102 one hour 317 two hour 144. Doctor says I am diabetic am i?

Yep, I'm afraid that 317 makes you a diabetic. A normal person's blood sugar would never go that high, no matter what they ate. You're probably at the very beginning stages, but you need to take immediate action now. You may be able to control it at this stage with diet and exercise, but if you can't show a definite improvement within a month or so, you may also need some medication to help.

The important thing here is "control". The biggest problem with high blood sugar levels is that it can damage your entire body...all your organs, blood vessels, etc. However, well-controlled diabetics may experience NO complications. You are probably very lucky that it was discovered at this stage, rather than later on, as you can quite probably prevent any complications from ever occurring.

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Old 09-04-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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Re: GTT test fasting 102 one hour 317 two hour 144. Doctor says I am diabetic am i?

Thanks for the reply. I was afraid that may be the answer. Am hoping my meter comesin today so I can see what it runs daily. Take care.

 
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