Elevated Glucose (fasting) and Fructosamine; Depressed Post-Prandial Insulin
Hi all. It appears I may be prediabetic. I could use some help, in preparation for a follow-up visit with my doctor.
I am a 37 year-old male. Diabetes does not run in my family.
My fasting glucose has been elevated for the last year. I finally visited a competent doctor, who ordered Hemoglobin A1c as well as another fasting glucose. The A1c was normal at 5.1; the fasting glucose was again high, at 114 (normal, 65-99; diabetic, >125.)
In turn, he ordered Fructosamine, which I understand is an intermediate term test for glucose (two to three weeks, as I recall). Well, this result is also high, 299 (normal, 205-285).
The strange things is that my diet is extremely low glycemic index, and I am thin and relatively muscular. However, I am having issues with cortisol (extremely depressed in the morning, but elevated at night), high creatinine, high norepinephrine, low testosterone AND, according to a salvia test, depressed post-prandial insulin (<3, and optimal is 5-20) and low normal fasting insulin (4, and normal is 3-12). I believe something is wrong with my HPA, thus affecting a number of different systems.
Thanks in advance for any help.