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diabetes or not

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  • Posted By: paintbrush
  • October 15, 2006
  • 00:38 AM

My blood sugars have been elevated, fasting up to 115. 2 hours after meals up to 183, usually in mid to high 140's. I have a family history of diabetes. 22 years ago I was told I was borderline gestational diabetic, my daughter weighed 9lbs 1oz. I am 5'6" tall and weigh 125lbs, and i walk everyday. I do not fit either type 1 or type 2, so the doctor ran an antibody test called GAD. The results were negative. They also did an insulin, pro isulin test. My doc told me I had nothing to worry about and gave me a clean bill of health. I have no other medical conditions, except a myocardial bridge. Can someone have elevated blood sugars and not develope diabetes?:eek:

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  • Hello Pb, I would suggest controlling your bs by following a low carb diet. i'm sure you know any thing over 120 2hr after a meal is either pre-/or-diabetic. here are some links for healthier meals http://GlucoMenu.com www.diabetes.org and 30 min of excercise.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 10:28 PM
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  • My blood sugars have been elevated, fasting up to 115. 2 hours after meals up to 183, usually in mid to high 140's. I have a family history of diabetes. 22 years ago I was told I was borderline gestational diabetic, my daughter weighed 9lbs 1oz. I am 5'6" tall and weigh 125lbs, and i walk everyday. I do not fit either type 1 or type 2, so the doctor ran an antibody test called GAD. The results were negative. They also did an insulin, pro isulin test. My doc told me I had nothing to worry about and gave me a clean bill of health. I have no other medical conditions, except a myocardial bridge. Can someone have elevated blood sugars and not develope diabetes?:eek: I would visit an endocrinolgist if I were you. Given your family history and your elevated levels, it is likely that you are insulin resistant which could lead to diabetes. You may not be considered a diabetic right now, but that doesn't mean that you have a clean bill of health. High insulin is not healthy, even if it isn't at diabetic levels yet. I have PCOS and am insulin resistant and am currently being retested to see if I am already diabetic. There are many women with PCOS who are insulin resistant and are thin and otherwise healthy. Metformin is normally prescribed and like the previous poster a low carb, low glycemic index diet is a huge help. It's good that you already exercise because that helps a lot. You are right to still be concerned about elevated blood sugars, especially due to your family history. A lifestyle change can help a bunch but it is important to have an endocrinologist following you just in case. Good case.
    fdgarrett 4 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 08:56 PM
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