Hello everyone, I'm new around here and haven't posted anything because I'm not really sure which forum to post this in. Thanks to those who welcomed me, by the way.
First of all, I'm a really thin 27yo male, 5'6" and 100lbs. I usually average around 107lbs, with my highest at 118lbs back in 2011, but somehow lost weight recently. I don't drink and live a sedentary lifestyle. No family history of diabetes but then again, some them haven't had a blood test done in over a decade.
Anyhow, in the past few months I've been experiencing fatigue, usually after meals, constant thirst and frequent urination (even at night). I wound up at the ER for other reasons, and had a random blood test done. It was 163 mg/dL, which I thought was a little high for a non-diabetic because it was higher than 140. I went to the doctor's office for a fasting blood test and it was 91 mg/dL. She said I was normal, but I decided to cut back on soda and candy anyway.
A few months passed and I was still experiencing after-meal fatigue, constant thirst, frequent urination, but also night sweats. Eventually I got my hands on a glucose meter and some test strips (OneTouch Ultra-mini) and decided to test my blood sugars after my usual meals just to see how high it actually spiked.
Pre-prandial: 79 mg/dL.
I then had a regular bowl of white rice with homemade beef/shrimp/scallop/vegetables and some strawberries/blackberries for dessert. (see attached photo)
1 hour: 163mg/dL
2 hours: 219mg/dL (I thought this was a fluke at first so I re-tested 3 minutes later to make sure), 224mg/dL.
2.5 hours: 191mg/dL
3 hours: 175mg/dL
4 hours: 95mg/dL
Impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes? I wasn't sure so I tested again the following day.
Pre-prandial: 75 mg/dL.
I then had a regular bowl of white rice with chicken curry and some strawberries for dessert. (see attached photo)
1 hour: 178mg/dL
2 hours: 227mg/dL
3 hours: 173mg/dL
3.5 hours: 153mg/dL
4 hours: 116mg/dL
I visited another doctor for a 1 and 2 hour OGTT test and an HbA1c test. HbA1c was: 5.5%
OGTT Results with 75g Limeondex:
1 hour: 183mg/dL
2 hour: 177md/dL (High)
The 2 hour specimen was listed as Out of Range on the lab results and fell into the impaired glucose tolerance category.
About four hours after ingesting the drink, I felt shaky, weak, dizzy, sweaty and my heart began racing. Grabbed my meter to test myself and it said 37mg/dL. I quickly chugged some fruit juice and the symptoms eventually went away. I felt tired after that and took a nap only to wake up an hour later soaking in sweat.
Anyhow, I've found out the white jasmine rice I've been eating my entire life causes the highest BG spikes. I don't want to know how high it actually spiked during the times I had seconds and drank soda.
My doctor tells me I'm completely normal and didn't seem concerned with any of my home-testing results. Do I trust my doctor and continue eating like I always have? How should these results be interpreted? It would be great to have some second opinions.
Sorry for the long post, and Thank You for your time.
Blood test results as of March 10, 2014
Total Cholesterol: 140 mg/dL
Triglycerides: 47 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol: 77 mg/dL (H)
LDL Cholesterol: 54 mg/dL (L)