1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

FINALLY my OGTT has been completed :)

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by calumcco, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. calumcco

    calumcco · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    28
    It wasn't half as bad as what I had expected to be honest!
    I have to wait 3 working days for my full results!
    My initial finger prick sample measured 6.8. I then had an immediate blood sample from my arm and then a final blood sample from my arm exactly 2 hours later. All in all the nurses were very kind and helpful and reassuring for a nervous person like me !
     
  2. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,650
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Aww good luck with it, lets us know your reults.
     
  3. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
    Administrator

    Messages:
    1,680
    Likes Received:
    1,386
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Glad to hear it went so well! I know how anxious you were beforehand, and how crippling anxiety can be. Good luck with your results.
     
  4. Lazybones

    Lazybones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    327
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Pleased that you got throught the 'Torture' and the fear of the OGTT. We all told you that it wasn't someting to fear and wouldn't be too bad and ordeal.
    An initial reading of 6.8 mmol/L after fasting isn't perfect but it could be a lot worse. The finalised result should tell you more, and if you aren't declaired diabetic but are confirmed as Pre-diabetic, then now is the time to heed the warning and take action to hopefully reverse the possibility of going on to develope FULL diabetes in the future if you possibly can.
    Well done at getting yourself through the OGTT.
    Please let us all know what the final result is, we're all waiting to know - Best regards - Lazybones
     
  5. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,597
    Likes Received:
    156
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Hey you, well done, thanks for letting us know, I was thinking of you yesterday. My late grandma always used to say 'never worry before things happen for they usually turn out totall different to what you imagine them to be'; not always easy though is it, took me years to do it.
    All the best x
     
  6. calumcco

    calumcco · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thank you for your words of support. Coincidentally what is an ideal reading? And how will I get my results? Will it say Fingerprick 6.8, Fasting Sample 1 and Fasting Sample 2?
     
  7. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Trophy Points:
    178
    The only thing to be afraid of is fear itself, fear of a thing is almost always far worse than the thing you fear.

    I also used to suffer from anxiety, and still do from time to time. I always remind myself if this quote when highly stressed - “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain" - Frank Herbert, Dune.
     
  8. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    717
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Glad it went well. Let us know the rest of the results.

    Now you have achieved this you can keep positive and move on to the next challenge. Well Done!

    Cara
     
  9. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Delighted you did it, so pleased for you, it's amazing where we get our strength from when we it.....:) x
     
  10. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    1,085
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Dread of something that has to be faced is the worst. There is no choice is there, it just has to be gone through. So big congrats to you for facing your fear, getting through it and coming out the other side no worse off! Next? The results and you will face that too and deal with it just as we all have to :clap: :D
     
  11. calumcco

    calumcco · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hi guys, got my results today at 3PM. I am NOT diabetic!!!!!!! My fingerprick sample was 6.8, the immediate blood sample from the arm was 6.7 and the 2 hour blood test sample had dropped to 4.8. I am absolutely delighted with this news and I have been told I should attend a diabetes awareness course at my local hospital. I was also told I could be at risk of developing diabetes.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook