Re: Please Help - Do I have Diabetes?
If this was a glucose-tolerance test, and your "fasting" reading was below 100, then you do not meet the criteria for diagnosis of prediabetes by the test. It requires a fasting level of greater than 100 and a 2-hour level of greater than 140.
The idea in view in the GTT is to take the "feeling good" factor out of the test. This is effective because the basic diagnosis happens upon the 2-hour "delta", the change in level, not the basic level itself. So it is a pretty true and accurate picture of your body's ability to digest and burn glucose in your cells.
This is likely why your doctor does not seem to be sending you forth into anything special, because although you do meet the criterion of a greater-than 24 BMI, your overweight is not at all extreme and are certainly a "borderline" case, if you actually are diabetic at all, you are not in need of
You might find that a reduction of 20 pounds would bring your numbers down below 100. I don't know, hard to say. But I do know that weight and exercise level has a remarkable effect on blood sugar.
Last edited by tfkeel; 10-28-2008 at 08:44 AM.