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Old 01-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Am I Diabetic?

Hi,

I got my lab results today. I have

HbA1c of 6.1
Fasting Blood Glucose of 116 mg/dl
Post Pardinal Blood Glucose of 186 mg/dl

What can we infer from these figures? I am yet to consult a doctor.

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Hi,

I got my lab results today. I have

HbA1c of 6.1
Fasting Blood Glucose of 116 mg/dl
Post Pardinal Blood Glucose of 186 mg/dl

What can we infer from these figures? I am yet to consult a doctor.
Normal fasting blood sugar should be between 80-120, you may be border
line diabetic.

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Hi, my A1C was 6.5...borderline. Fasting glucose 140. Just try to eat the best you can as I am. And of course exercise. Good luck

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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Definitely sounds like your body is having trouble processing carbs. I've been type 2 for a few years and haven't ever had an A1c over 5.6 or a fasting over the 90s.

I'd start cutting down the carbs, exercising more, and testing blood sugar after meals to see what foods to cut back on.

I was put on Metformin right away, but doctors differ on when to go with meds and what numbers get you a type 2 label. Mine went on any number over 200 during the oral glucose tolerance test means full blown diabetes.

Personally, I wouldn't be happy with an A1c over 6 and I'd definitely ask for Metformin, but you have to educate yourself and decide what your goals are!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:46 AM   #5
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Thanks all for the help....

I went for a OGTT test. Given below are the results...

Fasting -- 99mg/dl
OGTT -- 265mg/dl (1 hour)
OGTT -- 205mg/dl (2 hour)

I am only 33 years of age and it seems like i have caught it early. The I am now officially diagnosed as diabetic. It runs in my family.The doctor has put me on Metamorfin ER 2X500mg.

One thing is I don't have a any diabetic symptoms except for constant hunger.

 
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Thanks all for the help....

I went for a OGTT test. Given below are the results...

Fasting -- 99mg/dl
OGTT -- 265mg/dl (1 hour)
OGTT -- 205mg/dl (2 hour)

I am only 33 years of age and it seems like i have caught it early. The I am now officially diagnosed as diabetic. It runs in my family.The doctor has put me on Metamorfin ER 2X500mg.

One thing is I don't have a any diabetic symptoms except for constant hunger.
Sorry that you have the big D. But it's good that you caught it early! Did you get a meter? It's pretty much the most important tool in controlling your blood sugars.
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