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    Old 05-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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    Fasting insulin levels

    HI everyone. I've been having consistently 'elevated' fasting #'s, mostly low 100's once in a while above 126. Plus a few post meal #'s over 200...but they can be anywhere from 80 to 190. Anyway. I talked to my endo about this (I see him for thyroid disease) and he wanted to check my insulin levels (fasting). My fasting glucose was 113 ( 65-99) my fasting insulin 11.5 (normal 6.0-27.5). He said my fasting was high (not diabetic). That at night the insulin levels are creeping down which makes my sugar creep up. I am prediabetic. He A1c went down from 5.8 to 5.2 even though I've changed nothing in my diet.

    Just wondering what anyone thought. I believe he was checking insulin b/c of possible PCOS. Said I have metabolic syndrome x.


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    Old 05-10-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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    Re: Fasting insulin levels

    Don't know enough about insulin levels to give you much help here, but it does sound as if you're in the stage known as "pre-diabetic", or "impaired glucose tolerance" or "insulin resistance."

    At this stage of the game, diet and exercise should help you control it and prevent it from developing into full-blown diabetes.


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