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Low BMI, Underweight, High Fasting Blood Sugar

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2010
  • 08:08 PM

Female, age 24. I've been wondering if I had a thyroid issue. My BMI is 17. I'm 5'10 and weigh 122 pounds. Besides low weight, I don't have any serious symptoms. Just wondering if there's something slightly off.

Recently, a doctor told me to take my blood sugar. I've been taking it in the mornings before I eat anything, and it is consistently above 100, which is more in keeping with overweight middle-aged pre-diabetics.??

Other things that may or may not be related: cold hands and feet, very heavy menstrual periods.

I've gotten blood tests recently and nothing showed up. Advice?

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  • That is indicative of pre-diabetes, but what would really do it is to take a postprandial (after food) blood glucose reading. Drink a couple glasses of fruit juice, wait about 30 minutes, and check your blood glucose. If it is above 160, you are likely on your way to diabetes, if it is above 180... you are probably already there.BMI is not a disqualifier for diabetes. Type 1 diabetics generally have normal to lean BMI, and there are lean type 2. Also, contrary to popular belief, type 1 diabetes is not alway something that has a rapid onset. So do not let body type or dietary habits confuse you. While either can exacerbate a diabetic condition, neither is a cause.
    jessopher 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2010
    • 09:29 AM
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  • Definitively you should go to an endochrinologist. If you go to one, please talk to them about the existeance of these two rare types of diabetes: LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes) and MODY (maturity onset diabetes of the young).In MODY, people like, were diagnosed at young age (I was at 12, but my father at age 40) and are always thin (BMI 17 or 18), and the slightly elevated sugar/glucose levels remain like that for years, without any complications. MODY is genetically inherited and runs in families, but often relatives do not know about it. Often diabetics type 1 or 2 are misdiagnosed and mistreated and instead they have MODY.Female, age 24. I've been wondering if I had a thyroid issue. My BMI is 17. I'm 5'10 and weigh 122 pounds. Besides low weight, I don't have any serious symptoms. Just wondering if there's something slightly off.Recently, a doctor told me to take my blood sugar. I've been taking it in the mornings before I eat anything, and it is consistently above 100, which is more in keeping with overweight middle-aged pre-diabetics.??Other things that may or may not be related: cold hands and feet, very heavy menstrual periods.I've gotten blood tests recently and nothing showed up. Advice?
    irpsit 1 Replies
    • November 28, 2013
    • 09:14 AM
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