I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic back in May 2015. Recently I gave birth to my son, and I was ordered by my endo to retake the 2 hour glucose tolerance test.
Well, I failed. But the numbers are a bit odd to me and I was told to retake the test in six weeks.
The first time I did the glucose test back in May 2015, all of my numbers (a1c, fasting and 2hr test) were in the pre-diabetes range. This time my fasting was 67 mg/dL, 2hr result was 252! A1c came back at 6.3%. I haven’t spoken to my endo yet and I’m trying to make sense of what these numbers mean.
I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy which was controlled well (a1c around 5.5%) with fast acting insulin. After I had my son, raising a newborn proved to be more difficult than I imagined and I ended up eating more carb. I also haven’t been exercising much. Moving forward I will exercise (walk after a meal, Pilates) and eat less carb but what I’m wondering is do I need to take any medicine? Am I pre-diabetic or diabetic (not that the distinction will make any difference in what I need to do)?