I’ll try to keep this short. I got pregnant with my first daughter at 22 and was diagnosed with GD. I ate a lot of fast food and sugar before diagnosis and was able to control with diet. After she was born i gained weight 160lbs and I’m 5,4" went back to eating unhealthy. Had another GD diagnosis at 25, again controlled with diet. Stayed around 165lbs then got a prediabetes diagnosis at 28, I’m 29 now. I have since lost 25lbs and test my blood sugar daily. My fastings are normal, and I’m always able to keep my pp under 120, sometimes around 135 if I eat more carbs. If I eat junk I do go high, I was at 180 after eating candy, that’s the highest I’ve gone, so my diet is pretty healthy now. Its been a year and I’ve seen no change with my sugars going higher, but my issue is hypoglycemia.
I got myself an exercise bike and if I don’t eat carbs before I use it I get low. I was at 58 after 30 minutes of a pretty rigorous workout, I didn’t eat directly before using the bike, but had a low carb meal about three hours before. Now I’m scared to exercise. I also go low if I drink alcohol, white claws are my drink of choice, but I was at 68 after four of them. I also had a margarita at a restaurant with a pretty high carb meal and got a hypo three hours later.
I do intermittent fasting and my sugar remains stable during this time, its just after exercise, alcohol, and sugary drinks.
I’m now scared I have LADA and if anyone can give me insight if this sounds like it could be it, I would appreciate it. My health anxiety is out of control and I’m terrified.