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What was your diagnosis blood sugar level?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ashleyp, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. ashleyp

    ashleyp Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thought this would be an interesting topic to start up. Just wondering what everyones blood sugar readings were when they were first diagnosed?

    For myself i first received a reading of 13 at Sainsburys funnily enough. I went for a wellness check up whilst fasted and was told i should book an appointment with doctor as obviously something was wrong. I managed to get one for the next day late afternoon (after a full day of eating normally). I felt absolutely fine, i walked in and she tested my blood...it was 33!

    Straight off to hospital from there and i was diagnosed type 1.
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I had my routine over 60's check up.
    Random non fasting BG was 7.4.
    Called back for fasting test.
    Fasting BG 7.0. HbA1c was 53.
    Diagnosed Type 2.
     
  3. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    My hba1c was 66. Not good. Type 2
     
  4. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Fasting 395mg/dl ( 22/mmol/l)
    I'd gone in to the doctors the day before and told him I thought I had diabetes. Looked sceptical ( I was 53 and by then very thin), sent me for a fasting check telling me to come back if it was more than 126mg/dl. Lab faxed him result, he phoned me and then the consultant , told me to go to the hospital . And there I stayed for the next 10 days!
    (Type 1)
     
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  5. ashleyp

    ashleyp Type 1 · Active Member

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    You've just reminded me Phoenix about the week before my diagnosis. I had all of the symptoms of type 1. I was losing weight, was horrifically thirsty all of the time and was needing the toilet about 20 times a day and constantly through the night. I went to my local walk in centre and was seen by a nurse. I told her all of my symptoms but she never tested my blood. It was the start of summer at the time, she told me it was down to the hot weather and to stay hydrated and id be fine... A week later i took myself down to sainsburys as the symptoms had not gone and it all went down hill from there!
     
  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No idea, the Dr dipped my urine and said I had type 1 diabetes and would need to go in hospital for a week.
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    My urine test turned the stick the darkest possible colour. I think it basically reckoned that my bg was something in the region of 35-40 mmol/l and the GP couldn't believe that I wasn't in a coma....

    Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk
     
  8. ashleyp

    ashleyp Type 1 · Active Member

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    i remember the doctor doing a urine test for ketones after she had seen my BG reading was 33 but it came back as 0? i presume this was because i had only been running high for a few weeks so caught it early?
     
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    kitty55 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No clue as I was diagnosed in 1979 when I was only 2 years old. I guess it was not good as I was rushed into hospital.
     
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    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    1 was 18 and the other 1 they did was 82 i think
     
  11. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My first hba1C was in the 80s and my first blood glucose test was about 15. I think (and my doctor agrees) that these figures were skewed by the fact that, for several weeks beforehand, I had been ill with some non-specific bug, a bit like Norovirus, but lasting for several weeks, rather than 48 hours. Once I got rid of the bug, sorted out a diet and exercise regime and started necking metformin, the numbers came down rapidly.
     
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  12. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :hungover:Mine was high 20s.
    I’d been going to the docs for weeks with typical symptoms (tired, weightloss, thirsty), just to be sent home with pain killers / antibiotics. In the end I demanded a blood test, and was called back the next day (my birthday ). Sent straight to A&E bloods were 28, ketones were 4+. They still thought I wasn’t type 1 because I was an adult (no joke, that’s the D specialist!). Anyway, tests came back a couple of weeks later with antibodies etc. My Hba1c was 139 on diagnoses, now 5 months later it’s 39 (hypos).
    I shudder to think what would have happened if I hadn’t demanded the blood test!
     
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  13. Emma_P23

    Emma_P23 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 63 mmol whilst in hospital. The doctors couldn't believe I wasn't more ill. But 2 weeks later I was out and feeling a whole lot better. That was 18 years ago and still going strong
     
  14. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My blood was around 26 the day I was diagnosed and my HbA1c was 99.0/11.2%.
    I visitied a pharmacy two days before being diagnosed with all the symptoms of Diabetes and was given some mouthwash for dehydration and told it should solve my issues.
    Two days later I went to the GP first thing in the morning. He did a urine test which showed signs of sugar and right away prepared me for a Diabetes diagnosis due to family history.
    He took me straight through to a Practice Nurse to get blood tests done and booked me an appointment for the next morning to discuss the results.
    Later on in the afternoon I had a call from him to come back to the surgery and to prepare to go to hospital. He tested my urine for ketones. I believe the level was over 2. If there had been a lower level I would have been allowed to go in the next morning but had to go in that evening.
    Luckily I was very well treated and seen by the Diabetes Team the next morning. I was also lucky to get home that day as the hospital called later in the evening desperate for me to check my ketones right away as they were worried I was sent away.
     
  15. Geez

    Geez Type 2 · Member

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    When I first got diagnosed I actually had jaundice brought on by a recurring liver & kidney problem .. I was prescribed with Antibiotics for the liver problem and booked to go to see a specialist to discuss what treatment for the liver .., at the same time i had a full set of blood tests done however I knew that i had the jaundice as by that time I'd gone yellow .. The doctor arranged the blood tests then I went home and had arranged with the doctor to go back for results after a couple of days ... About 30min later the Nurse called me and explained that I had weird results and they suspected that someone had mixed my initial blood test results up as the BS reading was at 42, so the asked me to come back in and redo the blood test .. When I went back they retested and confirmed the readings were indeed 42 so I got admitted for treatment there and then. That was about 3yrs ago.
     
  16. Bazzza

    Bazzza Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cant remember now, but I did stop taking my insulin for many years and recently when I was in hospital my BG was 41 with a HbA1c of 148. Got a fright at those numbers and have since copped on and have started to take my insulin again.
     
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  17. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Never actually been diagnosed.

    Doctor refuses to diagnose without an oral glucose tolerance test (fasting blood tests were 7.5 and 6.5)
    And I refuse to have an OGTT because it made me so ill last time (in 2011, scored 11 on that one) I had 2 days off work because my eyes went so blurry.
    HbA1c was 48 this spring.
    Soon to have another, and I'm anticipating it will have reduced significantly.
    At which point the doc will forget about me.
    :)
     
  18. Sam72

    Sam72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine were: fasting BS 21, hba1c 13.9 /127 I think if that makes sense on sept 18 the this year. Doing my best and now getting readings of some 6s mainly 7s and some 8s. Next hba1c is in December.
     
  19. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    @Brunnaria. I've known patients like you who couldnt tolerate the glucose test..it makes some people very poorly indeed
     
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  20. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hba1c was 13.5% ketone level was 6.7 and bs was 17.4
     
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