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Old 07-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Is fasting sugar indicative of how damaging diabetes is?

6 months ago I had a 3 hour glucose test that came back "impaired". 2 months ago I had a fasting sugar of 164. I was told that in order to be dx as diabetic I had to have two fastings higher than ???, I cannot remember the number. My GP sent me to a dietician who explained carb counting and gave me a meal plan. My GP wanted me to have lost 7 pounds by my next appt. I went for a weigh in and another fasting and this time it was 199. I got a call and am scheduled to see her in 2 weeks.

How bad is this??? I know that the numbers are high, I guess what I am asking is does your fasting glucose indicate how bad your diabetes is?

 
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Re: Is fasting sugar indicative of how damaging diabetes is?

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6 months ago I had a 3 hour glucose test that came back "impaired". 2 months ago I had a fasting sugar of 164. I was told that in order to be dx as diabetic I had to have two fastings higher than ???, I cannot remember the number. My GP sent me to a dietician who explained carb counting and gave me a meal plan. My GP wanted me to have lost 7 pounds by my next appt. I went for a weigh in and another fasting and this time it was 199. I got a call and am scheduled to see her in 2 weeks.

How bad is this??? I know that the numbers are high, I guess what I am asking is does your fasting glucose indicate how bad your diabetes is?
From the numbers you quote, you have diabetes. Typically it is 2 results higher than 126 fasting and/or results 2 hours after eating significantly higher than 140.

Very often the fasting number is the last to go, and it is the post meal glucose that rises a lot. The good news is that you may be able to handle this with diet and exercise and no matter what, you can still live a long, happy life with diabetes.

Best of luck and keep us posted.

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