I’m very scared right now. I posted in the Pre-diabetes forums, but just today I’ve had a sudden spike in my BG readings.
This morning my fasting was 113, but I think I messed it up because the blood has smeared. I took it again and it read 85. Then in a couple of minutes was at 99.
I took it again 1 hour after having one piece of sprouted grain bread with an egg. It was 146. It’s never gone this high and I have had this same meal, but with 2 pieces of bread and it was only 108.
I just had lunch and took it one hour after and it was 164. It was brown rice, with ground turkey and vegetables in a stir fry sauce. The last time I had this same meal, it was 101 at one hour.
What could be going on? I did the 164 reading twice because I couldn’t believe it. Could my meter be screwed up. This is the first day I’ve ever had such high numbers that I know of. I’m going through peri-menopause, and have had a rough few days with butterflies (adrenalin) constantly in my stomach. Could that be it? Should I be concerned? I’m shaking, I’m so scared.
Here’s what I posted in the PD forum for reference of what my numbers have been like over the last few years.
Hi everyone, I’ve been lurking and thought I would post.
In 2006 I had my first pysical that included a BG test.
The test came with a reading of 113. The Dr. sent me back in 3 months and I insisted on having the OGTT done as well. That test came back at 103 fasting and 118 OGTT at 2 hours. I’m in Canada, and this is considered normal.
In 2006 I was Dxd with Ulcerative colitis. Thankfully it’s a mild case of it and I’ve achieved remission for the most part…flares here and there though. It’s thought to be an autoimmune disease, but from reading, some medical people aren’t so sure.
In 2007 I had another test done and fasting came back at 104. Basically the same as the previous year. My Dr. asked me if I ever had GD and I told him I didn’t know because my Dr. at the time didn’t give me a test. He only tested my pee weekly. That was 27 years ago. My baby was large, 9lbs 13 oz, but he was more than 2 weeks late.
In 2007 I decided that even though considered ‘normal’ it would be beneficial to purchase a meter. Over cautious…perhaps.
I’ve tested myself at all different times of the day, fasting (then 2 hours after meals. Recently I’ve been testing at 1 hour to see if that’s when I peak. My after meal numbers are usually around 110-115 at one hour (I’ve only done this a few times) and at 2 hours it’s 100 or just a little over. This is after eating whole wheat spaghetti, turkey burger on a whole wheat bun, rice with meals etc, even a very occasional fast food burger. The highest I’ve ever been, and it was only 1 time is 158 at 2 hours after a filet 'o fish and fries at McDonalds . The odd time it’s been 130ish, but very, very rarely.
I always make sure I’m having some lean protein and veggies with my carbs (low GI, usually).
I test for a week or so every few months to see what’s going on…checking for changes. For months I had been at 84 fasting and 95-110 - 2 hours after most meals.
In the last couple of weeks my fasting has been 97-104 and my after meal nos. are about 100-115. It seems they’ve jumped just a little. I am having a slight flare with my colitis, so I’m not sure if that could have something to do with it.
This increase could be totally normal for me, as I go for weeks without testing and it could be that this does happen and I just don’t know it because I’m not testing at the time.and around for a while?
The reason I’m posting here is to maybe see what you guys think could be going on with me. Am I PD, type 1.5 or normal?
I’m a 50 year old female, 5’6" weighing about 130lbs. I have low blood pressure, great cholesterol, so obviously not the typical type 2. I do know that type 2’s can be slim though.
I don’t know my family history as I was adopted, so I’m sort of flying blind as to what might be down the road for me. I’m also curious to know more about LADA. I assume that if I did have GD 27 years ago, and had autoimmune D it would have manifested itself by now in a bigger way than slightly high fasting nos., or can it hide in there waiting…I really don’t know.
Would my fasting and PP nos. have gone up since I first found out my nos. were a little high 3 1/2 years ago? They’ve basically stayed the same even though I don’t eat a totally low carb diet.
I realize no one can Dx me on a message board, but would be interested to read what your thoughts on my situation are. Thanks very much for reading this.