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Old 07-08-2012, 03:53   #1
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Last night my hubby, niece and I were sitting around the table talking about diabetes. She is 16 and is quite heavy set and has been told she is "borderline". I explained to her the dangers she has ahead if she isn't careful and make some changes. Not sure I got through, but I don't want to preach and push her the other way...teenagers....sigh. Lol

Anyways, as part of our discussion I was able to get her and hubby to let me test them. They had recently eaten a bunch of junk, chips, chocolate and pop (nice eh?...they eat this while I sit there grr.). Anyways, hers was 6.6, not so bad given what she had eaten. Shaun's however, he was 9.2. It had been about 2 hours but he had eaten a whack of carbs/sugar. Does a non-diabetic go that high?

I try to get up before him so I can do a sneak attack to get a fbs but I think he knows what I'm up to but he is always up before me lol. Sadly he isn't one to go to a doctor unless really sick and he is happy living in ignorance. He said he'd rather lose his feet than change. I was flabbergasted by that one. Stubborn pigheaded man.

Ok rambled enough. Whatchya think? 9.2 after 2 hours on a heavy carb load signal he's on the same path I am?

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Sounds fully diabetic, no matter what he ate before. But, what you do is a problem...unless you can tell him how much he matters to you and how important his health is to you. Then SuperGlue your lips...hard to do, I know.

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Ok I'll zip the lip. I'll just encourage him to think about making minor changes and maybe seeing a doctor. I think he's scared as his birth mom (he's adopted) died of diabetes complications and he thinks it's his fault, even though it wasn't.

Thanks for confirming what I was already thinking. He's got zero symptoms and is relatively healthy other than being a bit heavy so hopefully he will come around.

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Ok I'll zip the lip. I'll just encourage him to think about making minor changes and maybe seeing a doctor. I think he's scared as his birth mom (he's adopted) died of diabetes complications and he thinks it's his fault, even though it wasn't.

Thanks for confirming what I was already thinking. He's got zero symptoms and is relatively healthy other than being a bit heavy so hopefully he will come around.
Sorry to say it but I agree with Patdart. A figure of 9.2 after 2 hours is a serious pointer to diabetes.

The problem with diabetes is that it rumbles away for years with "zero symptoms" - mine seemed to. However, when I look back with the benefit of hindsight, the symptoms were there. For me the obvious ones were being sleepy after eating, lack of concentration, mood swings (that one my wife told me about - I didn't notice).

So, yes please gently encourage him to keep his feet, eyes and kidneys by seeing a doctor before the symptoms flare up and send him into the ER.

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I tested my 28 year old non diabetic son and daughter in law a couple of years back after a carby meal. He was 95 and she was 116 about an hour after eating. I have heard if your Phase 1 insulin response works the way it is supposed , your insulin will kick in with minutes stopping any spike. So I would definitely think there is some type of problem. Usually by the time most of us were dx'd our Phase 1 Insulin response was pretty much totally destroyed.

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