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Question On Diagnosis

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by MrPeaky, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. MrPeaky

    MrPeaky Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    So I am 10 weeks in since I was 'told' I was diabetic, obviously spent a lot of that time reading up.

    When I went back for my Bloods in August they were done and then I had the call to say it's bad news. Considering the substantial jump from 42 - 54, and no other symptoms should I have had a second blood test done to make sure it wasn't an error?

    Within a few weeks of switching diets, everything came down and is now well within the normal range my average of 5.6 with most of those readings being before, 1/2/3 hours after eating and Fasting.

    Fating bloods this week 4.4-4.8

    The only change between the 42 and the 54 was the added carbs fruit and veg and whole wheat I had been told to add, I always supplement my Vitamins away from fruit due to the sugar content!

    Now I am 100% sure I am Carb sensitive as sugar has always made me whizz around like a nutter haha, but I've hardly ever eaten sugary foods, or massive amounts of carbs, always been more meat and veg and meat and meat with some meat.

    Had I not taken the 'good' advice and just switched back to my normal diet I feel I would have dropped not shot up to 54, is it worth at this point asking if its a firm diagnosis? The only time my bloods have been abnormal have been after gaining 20kg for weight lifting.
     
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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love your stats. Looking forward to your next hba1c result.
     
  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Your increased Hba1c was a classic response to eating more carbs than you could cope with - for a type two diabetic. I don't think that the diagnosis can be set aside, if that was the idea.
     
  4. MrPeaky

    MrPeaky Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    It's not a question to set it aside as I was half aware, now fully aware me and carbs/sugar are not compatible.

    Just the usual route is two blood tests to confirm the high reading.

    Just thinking on the basis rite now if it is a firm diagnosis life insurance and health cover is a goner!! But if it's a marker and one abnormal test it may not be considered a full diagnosis but an area to monitor.
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If your 1st result had been 54 your Dr would have almost certainly confirmed diagnosis with another hba1c or a oral glucose tolerance test. As you have had 3 tests in under 5 month's and have gone from pre diabetic to diabetic in that time I doubt the Dr would need anymore tests and would be quite confident in his/her diagnosis.
     
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  6. MrPeaky

    MrPeaky Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    What I figured, will ask the question next wee, it's life, a few more weeks and I would have renewed life/crit cover and wouldnt be an issue for 30 years. Just sucks now I cant cover myself and family like I want to. Grrrrrrrr. Worthless feeling today for sure!!!
     
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  7. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Two tests to confirm a high reading has never been my experience - I was diagnosed and given tablets on a single reading.
    That timing is really bad luck - makes me feel that the NHS, despite all its failings and problems at least shows that there is a benign force behind it.
     
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