I make renaissance/pirate themed costumes and sell them on E-bay. I had been chronically stressed out for at least 3 months before Halloween. Then to top it off, I fractured my ankle about 3 weeks before Halloween. I was eating fast food ect. and had gained about 30 pounds in about 3 or 4 months. I was overweight anyway, but, I was really getting heavy at that time.
I had gone to the doctor on November 11th, for a UTI and she gave me a physical. My first fasting was 127. Well that really stressed me out then. I took another fasting test and it was 130. My A1C was 6.2.
I was on crutches for my ankle and that was getting better. I started relaxing a little after the second fasting test. I started walking 30 minutes every day and losing the weight I had gained so quickly. I saw my numbers going down. I did a lot of research on the internet and cut out my sugars. I started eating fresh foods and drinking water instead of soda.
My meter now reads in the mid 70’s in the morning and my after meal sugars are very low. My last fasting blood glucose test from the doctor was 95 yesterday. My cholesterol was 276 in November and is now 237. I have now lost 38 pounds and when I lose about 5 more pounds, I will not be considered obese anymore, just overwieght. I have 66.5 pounds to go and I will be considered low on my BMI scale.
My doctor told me I will have to take medication for cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure. I do not have to take any of the medications i am happy to say!
I am wondering if the stress of Halloween and the fractured ankle 3 weeks before Halloween, had given a “false” fasting blood glucose reading in early November? I did read that stress can cause pre-diabetes by secreting cortisol and another chemical as well as the temporary weight gain from the stress.