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Old 03-29-2011, 19:00   #11
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Hmmm Ive always wondered. In my teens I remember brief instances of the carb coma but I never knew what it was. My mom said I was a picky eater, I wouldnt eat a lot of sweets, or rich carbs. I said they make me sick (i was over dramatic...ha....ha) when I started highschool and could drive, i couldnt really do fast food especially tacobell, unless it was like a "healthy" meal. But no one else suggested anything that would make me wonder. I thought it was normal to feel like you just ate 5 lbs of christmas turkey after a high carb meal. But again...we dont LOOK like we have problems. I seem to fit that criteria, i think after i have my four hour and if they find any thing significant, ill ask for the antibody tests. And if those are normal, i shall voluntarily commit myself, helmet, stray jacket, and all

My husband is very supportive. He said he wouldnt eat anything i couldnt eat (he would hide it...but i was pregnant so i could smell it.. DUH)

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Yep ... Froot Loops for PMS, followed by extreme sleepiness. Well I think I was in my 40s when I did that ... but I can definitely recall the sleepiness after carb binging for PMS!

And my FBG was always "fine."

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it's great to hear you have a supportive husband there.
I was one of the people that didn't "fit the criteria" either. I was diagnosed with type 2 as a 25yo. These days that's not uncommon, although I was diagnosed over 12 years ago where they only believed type 2 was found in mature adults. While they were diagnosing me they discovered I had a number of precursors, but the main one was PCOS which is now well known to be linked with type 2 diabetes in women. Even just a year ago I had to convince them to do the GAD and C-peptide test on me again as I just knew that oral meds weren't working and I had been proving that for years. They finally listened and did the tests... turns out I was right... oral meds were useless on me because my pancreas simply doesn't produce enough insulin for my needs. My thoughts are that I should've been put on insulin a lot sooner... I wish I had been firmer a lot sooner too. I think we just work with our docs almost in a coma state as we trust they are the professionals and know their stuff. But I now know that sometimes we just don't tick all the boxes as much as they try to fit us in the box. Eg. type 2 is treated with oral meds... generally their approach.

 
 
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While they were diagnosing me they discovered I had a number of precursors, but the main one was PCOS which is now well known to be linked with type 2 diabetes in women.
Thanks she said if she finds anything significant then she will start metformin and diet and stuff, and if they actually find diabetes then I will be referred to an endo immediately. Which made me confident but still irritated that she kinda brushed me off. What exactly is PCOS? I know what it stands for but that's pretty much it. I'm curious because when I was 16 I had intense cramping and pain around my kidney area and they suspected a cyst rupture after a ct scan. Then about 3 years ago in the middle of the night I felt like I was going into labor again and I was afraid my mirena (IUD) had ruptured my wall. Turns out I had two cysts about the size of golf balls, one had ruptured and the other was ready to burst. But I doubt that is diagnostic for PCOS

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Thanks she said if she finds anything significant then she will start metformin and diet and stuff, and if they actually find diabetes then I will be referred to an endo immediately. Which made me confident but still irritated that she kinda brushed me off. What exactly is PCOS? I know what it stands for but that's pretty much it. I'm curious because when I was 16 I had intense cramping and pain around my kidney area and they suspected a cyst rupture after a ct scan. Then about 3 years ago in the middle of the night I felt like I was going into labor again and I was afraid my mirena (IUD) had ruptured my wall. Turns out I had two cysts about the size of golf balls, one had ruptured and the other was ready to burst. But I doubt that is diagnostic for PCOS
This posting is really for women only... it may be helpful to those who are unsure:

yeah symptoms can vary. I was diagnosed as I had a few of the symptoms combined. But I didn't have any male hormone testing that I remember. I was diagnosed by an endocrinologist who diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes at the same time. I then had another endocrinologist step in later and I questioned again whether the PCOS bit is right... they said that I present with the symptoms for it (not the irregularity bit though), so as far as they're concerned I do have it. I also had numerous cysts and came close to having key hole surgery one time to get rid of one due to size. You get bad pain because they are the fluid cysts (forget the name) and they pop. I've been put on med for that to prevent cysts now. Been Ok.
This link is a good explanation that may help you understand better:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment by MedicineNet.com

In particular this paragraph:
A malfunction of the body's blood sugar control system (insulin system) is frequent in women with PCOS, who often have insulin resistance and elevated blood insulin levels, and researchers believe that these abnormalities may be related to the development of PCOS. It is also known that the ovaries of women with PCOS produce excess amounts of male hormones known as androgens. This excessive production of male hormones may be a result of or related to the abnormalities in insulin production.


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Well I got my lab results back after i found out that despite giving them my new number they kept calling my old number...and suprise "everything is normal" based on fasting, the nurse wouldn't give out numbers over the phone...hmpf...So I am now to do the 4hr glucose test. My stomach is already churning in excitement

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Despite the yumminess of testing, it will be interesting to get results!

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Well I got my lab results back after i found out that despite giving them my new number they kept calling my old number...and suprise "everything is normal" based on fasting, the nurse wouldn't give out numbers over the phone...hmpf...So I am now to do the 4hr glucose test. My stomach is already churning in excitement
It'll be worth it to finally have some definitive answers. I keep saying that our postprandial numbers are more telling than all the fasting readings, but the medical community hasn't yet asked for my opinion . . .




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I told her my post numbers have been 150-167 Which, correct me if I'm wrong, indicates some issue. But she said noo that's good! I'm sorry but when is 167 "good" TWO HOURS after a meal? Then she asked if I bottomed out and I said well I get shaky if I don't eat breakfast or skip a meal but my levels are "false lows" and all of a sudden I'm a reactive hypoglycemic probably. Hmm...since I have weekend shift I'm probably going to have it done Tuesday. I'm curious about the results, but if they draw blood I'm screwed! I only have one good vein

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