Hello and Happy New Year to everyone!
I just got back from my first visit to the Diabetes Center and wanted to share the numbers I was given to see what people think about them.
A1C - Should be 7.0 or less
BG Before Meals - Between 72 - 126
BG 2 hours after Meals - between 90 - 180
I also asked about testing 1 hour after meals, to see the spikes, but they indicated I should test 2 hours after meals. The educators didn’t feel testing 1 hour after a meal was necessary as most non-diabetics will spike after eating most meals anyway.
They also have normal ranges for non diabetics: Normal range of 108 or less, 72 - 108 before meals and between 90 - 144, 2 hours after a meal.
Overall I was happy with what the educators discussed (I also got a free meter and test strips :)) but they did say my recent weight loss should be monitored closely. One of the dietitians did indicate that I could be LADA as some of you have suggested here. But, she also indicated that there probably isn’t any need being tested as my numbers will show when it is time to start taking insulin. When I go back to my new Dr on the 14th to get my results (I had almost every test done :)) I will request this test so I can at least stop wondering.
Overall my weight has leveled out at 143lbs for the last 3 weeks and I am trying very hard to gain some weight back but I’m finding it hard to eat the recommended 2300 calories/day. I eat my breakfast and lunch and realize I still have 1500 cal to go
Anyway, sorry for the rambling…
Thanks again for any advice or input!