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Waiting for blood test results

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Rowsie, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Oof... Then that's high. I was thinking you'd say it was after weetabix or something. What did you eat the day before? Do you remember? Or what a typical day looks like in food and drink? Any meds that can up your blood sugar? (Statins, steroids). I have to say with fasting numbers like that, I'd wash my hands and check again, in case it was a false reading. I used to get that kind of numbers after a meal, but never fasting. If they're that high and you do a re-test, and you're hitting the same ballpark, I do think you need to get back to the GP. Maybe request C-Peptide and GAD tests. Considering the "no further action" I doubt they'll even know what those are though. But all in all... The sooner you cut carbs, and rather drastically, the better it'll be. And please test before a meal and 2 hours after the first bite. Dawn phenomenon can skew your numbers, and it'd be useful to know how you respond to foods...

    By the way, when you talk to someone, you want to put an @ before their name... Then they get notified of your reply. :)
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  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    When the diagnosing blood test was taken I was at 17 point something - so not all that uncommon even on 'healthy' high carb low fat diets as advised these days, @Rowsie.
    I called at the butcher on the way home and got rid of the diet sheets soon after - useful fire lighters for the barbecue. I was no longer diabetic in 80 days, when a second Hba1c test was done.
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