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Am I pre-diabetic?

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Brekel, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Brekel

    Brekel · Newbie

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    Hi - new here.

    I've noticed I occasionally feel weak and shaky late in the afternoon, and then managed to associate it with days I'd eaten particular things for lunch.

    I obtained a free blood glucose meter from work yesterday and did a few tests:

    Before lunch, my level was 6.4 (hadn't eatent for 4 hours).
    I ate the suspect lunch.
    1 hour later, I was 14.9
    2 hours after eating, 10.3
    3 hours after eating, 3.7 and I felt really shaky/weak. I dont think I get like this when I eat anything other than what I had.


    Checked my levels half hour after I woke this morning. 6.8
    (Last thing I ate was some chocolate 9 hrs previous ).
    I would think that's a bit high?

    1 hour after breakfast 8.7
    1.5 hours 7.0
    3 hours 5.7

    Before lunch 5.9
    45 min after lunch 9.6 (different lunch today)
    3 hrs after 6.3
    4 hrs 5.2
    No shaky/weak feelings today.

    I don't know much about this, but from what I've read I would think 6.8 of a morning was too high.
    And I'd think the spike and crash at lunch yesterday was a bit extreme.
    Today was not so bad.

    Any thoughts on these levels?
    Should I go see a doctor for an opinion?
     
  2. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In short, yes, and welcome to the forum. Your GP is the only person who can diagnose you, so off you go :)
     
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  3. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Hi and welcome. Yes, you definitely need to see a doctor, as you appear to have some metabolic dysfunction.
     
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  4. Deleted Account

    Deleted Account · Guest

    Your results appear high but ... we cannot diagnose you. You need to visit a doctor to get confirmation.
    In the meantime, take a look around the www.diabetes.co.uk website to understand more about diabetes, pre-diabetes, the options for treatment and more.
    You may find it helpful to read about LADA as well as type 2 diabetes.
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Yes, off you go to a doctor - and take a copy of your readings with you. Good luck.
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Just out of interest, what is your suspect meal?
     
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  7. Tooth_Fairy

    Tooth_Fairy · Newbie

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    The answer is obvious, go see the doctor. It's better not to risk your health by making predictions.
     
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