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Diabetes & Thrush

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Doireallyneedanams, May 17, 2021.

  1. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    I had “suspected” borderline gestational diabetes in my pregnancy, hba1c at almost full term was 33 & follow ups have been 30 & 31.

    Last hba1c was about 6 weeks ago, however I’ve just been to see the nurse re some gynae issues and she believes I have thrush, suggested we check for diabetes. When I told her I’d had an hba1c about 6 weeks ago she then said no need.

    Surely it’s highly unlikely I’ve developed diabetes in 6 weeks? Doesn’t thrush come with wildly uncontrolled glucose? I’m panicking now as a diabetes diagnosis has been on my mind since GD anyway.
     
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    Type 1 diabetes can come on very quickly so it's worth checking out.
     
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    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    I mean, I have no diabetic symptoms at all.
     
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    Sorry, I thought you said you had thrush which is a symptom of diabetes.
    I hope you manage to sort it out.
     
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    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    oh yes, apart from that! I am fairly certain I know how that happened though, and it involved a new heavily concentrated fabric softener. She classed it as “recurrent” but since it had it about a month ago I am more inclined to think that the over the counter stuff simply didn’t get rid of it properly.

    I think I’m going to pay for a private OGTT, I eat low carb so my hba1c’s may not be giving a true representation of any intolerance I’ve got anyway.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Your HbA1c levels are way outside the diagnostic levels for diabetes of any kind.
     
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