For some reason I’ve been having some weird blood work. A little about me: I’m in my early 20s, 5’6 and 155 lbs. Went to do some routine blood work after some other irregular blood test results and doc wanted me to fast for this one (last one I wasn’t fasted).
Results came back as:
Glucose: 123 mg/dL (prior blood test 3 months ago glucose was 100, non-fasted, although I hadn’t had a lot of food that day)
Triglycerides: 73 mg/dL
HDL: 53 mg/dL
LDL: 133 mg/dL
Total Cholesterol: 199 mg/dL
Doc couldn’t get A1C added on, so about 4 weeks later I went back in to get the A1C. I did try to cut out sugar as I was eating candy nearly everyday, but didn’t do low carb. Not sure how much 4 weeks of less sugar impacted A1C.
Hemoglobin A1C came back at 4.7%
I am very lost. I’m wondering if eating that much candy gave me temporary prediabetes (although I read it’s a myth that eating sugar gives you diabetes or pre).
A1C says my body can handle blood sugars just fine, glucose says I need to start eating low carb. My dad was prediabetic, although he was actually overweight and got it in his mid 40s.
The only thing that I think of that would have influenced my fasting glucose is that I’m extremely terrified of blood tests and heard cortisol can raise blood sugars. My blood pressure was 160 in the doctors office. Normally it sits between 117-132. Although my PCP said that stress is unlikely to cause acute glucose elevation.
Obviously either way I want to cut out candy and only in moderation, but I never got a clear answer from my PCP of why my fasting was 123 but he said I wasn’t prediabetic or diabetic. I mean there’s obviously more to this right? It’s not normal to have 123 mg/dL and right now I’m trying to put on muscle mass so I’m eating a good amount of chicken, brown rice, and veggies, but if carbs will make me turn into diabetic I want to know whether this is a fluke or I really need to go low carb.
I just want answers and it’s frustrating that it’s not like a clear you are positive or you are negative. Should I seek an endocrinologist?