I had a check up last week and had to tell the doctor what labs I wanted (trying to find a new doctor and I don’t think this is the one for me), she was only going to run a cholesterol due to my having high ones in the past and I had no idea where I was now. But T2 is in my family along with RA and Leukemia, since my Husband was just receintly diagonsed with T1 I really wanted to know what my numbers were, I haven’t been to a doctor for 4 years and I am now 49 and thought it was time to get checked. I was a bit confused why the doctor didn’t order a full range of blood tests but she didn’t. I got my results back and I am really bothered by them, I know they are not high but for how I eat I think they are high. My BG was 114, when I check my fasting numbers in the mornings I am always 114, due to it being over 100 the doctor said it was high and had them also do a A1c which came out to a 5.6 (Estimated average overall is 114). I know that isn’t yet a pre-D but what bothers me is that I eat NO Sugar and I am very VERY low carb, less than 20 carbs a day but more like 10. I have a very hard time losing weight, my thyroid came back as a .86 (.5 to 5.00 is normal) so that is within the normal range. I walk 2.25 miles a day and my blood was drawn about 2 hours after I did my walk, mind you I walk at 3.2 mph with a 4.5 incline on a treadmill takes me approx 35 minutes to complete it.
At the time of my appt I told the doctor I was very low carb and didn’t eat sugar, potatoes, pasta, bread… and her message to me in the letter with my test results was “I needed to cut my sugar and carbs…” So she wasn’t listening to me or she didn’t believe me, HOW can I cut more sugar or carbs from my diet??? I eat only whole foods, I use stevia, splenda or agave as sweeteners but I do eat some low carb bars and low carb packaged mixes. If my average is 114 and my BG in the morning is 114 then am I staying at 114, retorical question I am going to start taking my BG’s to figure out where I am so I can get a better picture of where I am the rest of the day. I am a bit confused at my numbers, I was worried about my cholesterol because my past ones have been in the 250’s but this one was 188 which really suprized me, good suprize but now my BG is confusing me.
Due to the fact my husband has T1 I have done a lot of research on “D” as he couldn’t as his was diagnosed late stage and he has a really hard time reading due to the damage that has been done to his retna’s. So I am still a layman and most of you know way more than I do but I do know my way around some of this and my numbers just don’t make sense to me.
Can anyone help my confusion???