I’m just curious what other opinions are - should I be concerned?
My average fasting BG has been 107, for mid-May '09 until now. My dr sent me to an endo, per my request, and I was told everything looked ok, but to keep an eye on my bg. My A1C in June was 5.7
Out of curiousity, I’ve been trying to check before and after eating this week.
Experiment - I had ice cream and a beer about 3-4hrs before bed:
Day 1: before-147, 1.5hrs after-182, 2hrs after-149, next day fasting-98
Day 2: before:110, 1.5hrs after-176, 3hrs after-110, next day fasting-91
The amount of Ice Cream I’m talking about comes out to about 30-40g carbs…
Everything I’ve read online is pretty much telling me I should be concerned, since my fasting bg is consistently over 100 - 80% of my fasting bg numbers between May and now have been between 95 and 120. I am not convinced that I’m actually diabetic at this point (the numbers equate to pre-diabetic), but I’d rather address this now, and avoid ending up in the er a few years from now with some crazy-high numbers.
About me - I’m 23, f, and I’m 5’3", 175lbs. I don’t tend to get much exercise. I know my work schedule doesn’t help anything - I work nights, and then swap my life around 12hrs so I can live during the day on my off days - i.e. I’m often quite short on sleep… Cholesterol #'s are good, so I’m pretty sure that rules out T2.
I don’t eat that badly - yes, there’s ice cream many “nights” before bed, but the rest of the time, it’s mostly raw veggies, fish, pork/chicken, nonfat milk / soymilk, sometimes pasta, and other relatively good-for-you meals. Never anything fried…
I’m sure if I would get out and get some excercise, I could help these numbers a bit, but I want to know why they’re high before I try to fix it myself.
What do you think? Does this sound like:
c. the start of 1.5/LADA
e. something else?
I have an appt with a new regular dr on Thursday, and plan to talk to her about this. Any suggestions regarding what I should ask her?
Thanks so much for your help!!
(please let me know if I should post this in a different forum - I wasn’t really sure where to put it…)