Re: Hypoglycemia or Type 2 Diabetes
Hi MNGardener, There are some relatively inexpensive glucose meters on the market that you might want to consider getting. I am type two, but am just over the borderline and try to manage with diet and onglyza. If you think you might be going into type 2, I would suggest getting one of the less expensive meters and keep a food and medicine journal for a couple of weeks and take your blood glucose counts on waking, an hour after eating, then 2 hours after eating. If you do this for a couple of weeks it will give you and your doc a good "picture" of the rise and fall of your bs and what foods seem to affect it the most/least. My doc did a fasting bg test, followed by drinking straight glucose and taking periodic readings at the dr. office. This and my A1C levels (from blood draw) showed that I had crossed from borderline into diabetic. I feel so fortunate to have caught mine in the beginning stages as it makes me very motivated to keep it in the lower numbers. I too have all the lovely things you are dealing with in addition to fibro, myofascial pain syndrome and a closed head injury and thyroid disease. I started off a couple of decades younger than you, so it is not just a matter of getting older as a matter of the body just not working as it should. Of course as time goes by we get worse not better (I know...fun fun...lol). Hope this gives you an idea to try. Hang in there and get checked soon!
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