I am SO confused!
I had lab work and was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. My AIc was 6.0% w fasting glucose 131 after a 12 hour fast. I then had a 2 hr OGTT w a fasting glucose 135 (9 hr fast) and a post glucose 225. However I laid down on an exam bed and slept while I waited. I then read online after that laying down and sleeping can skew the results so I had a repeat OGTT which showed a fasting of 115 (11 hr fast) with a 2 hr final repeat of 115…so zero change in my pre and post glucose results on this 2nd test. A fasting insulin level was also ordered and came back at 46 iUl/ml (!!!) which seems super elevated from the info I’ve read online.
Edit : regardless…wouldn’t a 225 result even laying down and sleeping be a slam dunk dx regardless of my wonky 2nd test results because any non diabetic person would never ever rise that high on a lab drawn 2 hr post OGGT?
I checked myself w my home glucometer during this 2nd OGTT and had 120 pre, 225 at 1 hr and 125 post as comparison. Hands washed very well before my own finger pokes.
In the last 2 weeks my fasting gluc has been around 115 with the max glucose ever reached being 178 and that’s with drinking 500 mls regular Pepsi and a giant plate of spaghetti / another try w a 12 inch pizza and 500 mls regular Pepsi and both post prandials were max 170. I’ve read to be diagnosed you only need ONE value above the threshold (126/6.5/200) which I’ve hit 2 of. I’m just confused how I can be so random w totally normal results and then have some clearly positive test results but then totally normal results after eating a massive like 100+ grams of carbs in one meal.
Wouldn’t my levels be spiking super high after massive carby meals/be higher fasting AM results/not be so up and down ?
Even my doctor was really confused with the totally different glucose results and the overall picture but he still prescribed my Metformin 500 mg XR to start and then going up to 1000 mg XR (will be picking it up soon)
Any thoughts ? Has anyone had a similar experience like I have ?