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  • Posted By: jaoconnor
  • December 7, 2006
  • 02:49 PM

Over the past 6 months I have been feeling worse, in the last 2 months I've been having some extreme symptoms. I had a fasting blood test done the beggining of November and the labs came back with high triglycerides, high cholesterol, high liver enzymes. I started checking my blood sugars and they vary from 30's to 200. I went to the dr and she tried telling me it was my hormones. I had a hysterectomy when I was 28 and am now 39, I've been on hormone replacement since the hysterectomy. I have gained about 40 pounds all around my belly. The past couple of months I have more headaches, more thirst I drink around 4- 5 liters of water a day. I have to race to the bathroom even during the night. My eyes are going blurry. I notice at times during the day that I am shaking. I get really really tired after eating. The dr. did an ac1 test and it came back 5.7 but I was told that that isn't a very good test to diagnosis diabetes. I don't know, all that I do know is that I feel terrible. Does anyone have any help or suggestions for me? It would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions as I am going through the exact same thing. My A1C level was the same as yours. And I have all the same symptoms, although I am 25 and never had a hysterectomy. My lab work came back normal with regards to cholesterol (good) and triglycerides. I don't seem to get any answers either.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 05:27 PM
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  • One more thing. I am 5'2 120. I tend to gain weight very easily though, so I must maintain a very healthy living style and vigorous exercise everyday.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 05:29 PM
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  • What does your doctor mean saying it is "your hormones"!? It possibly is a hormonal imbalance, but it is not very helpful is it? An A1C test would tell you what your sugar levels are on average and yours is in the normal range. The blood sugar that you've measured isn't especially high either. It does seem very variable though and 30's is very low. You need to check what it is when you are feeling shaky and look for a lower than average value rather than a higher one. You might consider a glucose tolerance test also if you haven't had a one, but if you detect that low blood sugar might be a problem then you should stress it is for hypoglcemia. If you are drinking 4-5 litres a day that is way above average. It may well be doing you no good also. But it is unwise to change your habits without identifying why you are drinking so much. I think you should persist with your doctor though. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 09:15 PM
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  • tired http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/moderated.gif Posted Yesterday at 09:56 AM by CROC50 I try to keep my sugar regulated by exercise and diet. I notice when I slip up a little and my reading gets just a little high by 10 points or so I get real tired and yo-yo for several days and it,s hard to get a handle on it again! whats going on? I have type2 diabetiesCROC50 Junior Member
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    • September 11, 2008
    • 10:35 AM
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