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Old 04-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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awaiting my OGTT results...but..a.question

I dont know muchh about diabetes but my doc said i had elevated blood sugar from a random blood test...

I had the blood test about 4 weeks ago...so...i.was.surprised. During those 4 weeks, ive been pretty sick...light-headed, tingly,anxious....

Anyways...my.question...is it possible that I have low blood sugar as my symptoms seem more in line with this rather than high blood sugar? And that elevated sugar on my test was an indication that my body doesnt store the sugar properly and thus can fluctuate?

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Old 04-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: awaiting my OGTT results...but..a.question

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I dont know muchh about diabetes but my doc said i had elevated blood sugar from a random blood test...

I had the blood test about 4 weeks ago...so...i.was.surprised. During those 4 weeks, ive been pretty sick...light-headed, tingly,anxious....

Anyways...my.question...is it possible that I have low blood sugar as my symptoms seem more in line with this rather than high blood sugar? And that elevated sugar on my test was an indication that my body doesnt store the sugar properly and thus can fluctuate?

Thanks if you can help
First off, most docs are pretty casual about random blood sugars. So if the doc says it was high, it most likely (but not certainly) is significantly elevated. Do you know what the number was? That would give a better indication.

When you are in the prediabetes stage, it is quite possible to have both low and high blood sugar. Hypoglycemia often leads to diabetes. The problem is that they symptoms of low and high blood sugar are sometimes hard to tell apart.

Sorry but your suggestion that your body "doesn't store the sugar properly" is not something that makes sense medically. Either your body handles the glucose properly and metabolizes it, or you have a glucose impairment.

Ask the doc what the number was and what he/she feels you should do about it. It is possible that you will be sent for additional bloodwork that might include an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). This will see how your body responds to a sugar load.

Best of luck and feel free to ask lots of questions.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: awaiting my OGTT results...but..a.question

so even tho they said my blood sugar was elevated...its possible that it could actually be lower and can fluctuate significantly?

 
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Re: awaiting my OGTT results...but..a.question

It could be lower some of the time, but not necessarily all of the time. How long had it been since the time you ate/drank something? And what did you eat/drink? Until you know the actual number, and maybe get further testing, the results are basically inconclusive. Even to be diagnosed, you typically need more than one blood test.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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Re: awaiting my OGTT results...but..a.question

I last ate a chicken salad sandwich about 3 hours ago

And like i said...I did do an OGTT today and am awaiting the results

 
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The OGTT will give a much better picture. Let us know once you get the results. Best of luck.
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