I actually haven’t been diagnosed yet but wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I had labs done for our life insurance applications, and when my A1c came back at 5.5% with a fructosamine of 1.75 (on normal scale of 1.2-1.6), as a registered dietitian, I knew something was up with my blood sugars. I purchased a meter last weekend and have been tracking my levels. Premeals are 60s-70s and
1 1/2 -hour postprandials are 150s-160s, followed by a drop down to 100 within an hour, then back down to 60s-70s within 3 hours. I’m 44 years old and fairly active, thin, and I eat a very high-fiber balanced diet that is moderate in carbs, fat, and protein.
I was going to wait until I had a diagnosis (prediabetes, Type 2, LADA, or something) until I started posting, but I just found out my doctor is out of town until early April, and I didn’t want to wait that long to get started here. Also, it seems that for many people, getting a definitive diagnosis as to type of DM is pretty difficult, especially in the early stages.
Has anyone on the site had a presentation similar to mine, or do you know of someone who has? At this point I am going to try to eat smaller meals with fewer carbs to try to prevent glucose excursions, but I wonder if any of you have any insight based on my limited information.
I think this site is fantastic, by the way. Such an incredible, supportive community.
Thanks so much!