I guess it's time to join the forum as I seem to have questions even after reading all this useful information for hours.
I had gestational diabetes that was controlled with a diet/exercise and was so happy to see it disappear a couple of weeks after the baby was born. I kept my meter close though and was checking my glucose every 4-5 months after large meals - it was always below 100 by 2 hours mark).
Now exactly 2 years later the diabetes got back (my meter told me that when I started feeling thirsty/sleepy) with the spike of 142, 2 hours after meal.
I should probably mention that I'm 31 years old, thin and have always had healthy active lifestyle. My aunt had type 1 - she got blind and then passed away after kidney failure at the age of 30...
So I got to research all the information I found on the internet (including very helpful website Blood Sugar 101), reduced my carbs and added more exercise (I swim every day, ride a bicycle, walk a lot), apart from that I take care of a super active 2 year old child and work as an event photographer (that means running around with 7-10 kg equipment).
For 2 months of diet my blood glucose level was lower than 120 - 1 hour after meal, and below 110/100 2 hours after meal most of the time. Two or three times though I was unpleasantly surprised to see borderline meter readings after a tiny healthy snack. My diet didn't do any good for my fasting level - it is around 86-95, though my last meal of the day is a small snack at least 3 hours before I go to bed.
I'm worried to notice that for the last week I get higher numbers (15-20 points difference) for the same meals I had a month ago. My portions get smaller and smaller but the numbers creep up.
What is happening? My body would need me to eat next to nothing, exercise more (by the way, all my physical activities work up the appetite and I don't think I would be able to handle 30 grams of carbs diet and keep exercising - I just won't have energy for that).
Also starting from the day I saw the abnormal blood glucose numbers my hands tingle while I sleep. In fact sometimes I wake up at night because my hands feel so numb...Am I getting neuropathy already?
Please help me understand what is going on. As soon as I can I will get tested for Type 1.5