i am so confused about this! i am a 50 year old female. i weigh 150 and i am 5'2 tall. my cholesterol and lipids are slightly off. i have post meno and i have hashimoto thyroiditis and been on thyroid meds since 7 or 2000.
since july of 2000 i have had hypoglycemic symptoms when i dont eat every few hours. they are very severe yet my fasting is always high/normal when i am symptomatic.
a few years ago my fasting ranged in the 80's, then a year or so ago they ranged in the 90's and now lately in the upper 90's, 91, 97, 95, and now even more lately have been in the 105, 108, 101 range.
my dr. said it is not diabetes unless it goes OVER 125! i hear so many things that i dont know who to believe.
i've been exercising but i thinkover doing it as i am already burnt out on it. i've cut waaaaay back on my sweets, my biggest downfall chocolate/sweets/candy
when i was young my mom always told me not to eat so much candy or i would get sugar diabetes, maybe she was right as it does not run in my family that i know of!
ok....so does stress also increase glucose levels? does what i eat today affect my levels for fasting tomorrow???
i just dont know. and what about carbs? i read to eat alot of whole grain carbs, so i do, like a good honey oat chicken breast from subway, with only lettuce and tomato on it, is that bad for me?
i eat all baked food, very little fried food, sometimes i love french fries and a big and tasty from mcdonalds. once a week we have a pizza, but the rest of the time i think i eat well.
i do cardio daily, an hour at a time, sometimes another hour in the evening, and i do weight two day a week. i have some stubborn pounds that dont want to come off my tummy mainly and in about two months i am geting tummy tuck to remedy that!
the rest of it is so confusing. my dr. says one thing and others say other things. if i lose about 10 pounds my fasting levels will go down or so i am told. does highcholesterol affect glucose? i'm a mess with worry about this! does worrying affect glucose levels?