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bhuvan 11-22-2010 10:18

Am I a diabetic pre-diabetic?
 
I am an healthy male (or so I thought) of 28 years. Last week, I had to undergo a routine check up for some insurance company. Fasting Blood Sugar came up as 106, which apparently in higher than normal. Panicking, I ran to my doctor who recommended FBS again, followed by PPDS and HBA1C. FBS showed up as 107, PPDS 90 and HBA1C as 5.2%. My doctor is confused as well now and has suggested that I seek a second opinion. I am scared to death. Anyone here can point me in the right direction? What could be wrong?

neeraj 11-22-2010 13:04

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Originally Posted by bhuvan (Post 23922)
I am an healthy male (or so I thought) of 28 years. Last week, I had to undergo a routine check up for some insurance company. Fasting Blood Sugar came up as 106, which apparently in higher than normal. Panicking, I ran to my doctor who recommended FBS again, followed by PPDS and HBA1C. FBS showed up as 107, PPDS 90 and HBA1C as 5.2%. My doctor is confused as well now and has suggested that I seek a second opinion. I am scared to death. Anyone here can point me in the right direction? What could be wrong?


Nothing is wrong, Bhuvan. Your numbers are perfectly fine. Just do not worry and panik. Your FBS is just on higher border line and not out of range. If FBS comes out to be more than 126, for 3 consecutive times on a monthly basis, than it is suggestive of a pre-diabetec stage. No doubt, diabetes is a matter of great worry for anyone, but it is defenitely not a 'killer' desease, it is to be controlled well. To keep it at bay, one must follow a good diet and understand importance of regular exercise. In your case, looking to your numbers, I am sure, you're not a diabetec. So, Cheer up and relax!!

Neeraj, Ahmedabad, India.

Shanny 11-22-2010 18:37

Hello and welcome, bhuvan. Your fasting levels are a little high to be considered normal. I'm not clear on what the PPDS is, but your A1c is good.

If I were you, I would get a meter and start testing at home. First as soon as you get up & before you eat anything. Then start testing around your meals - just before the meal and again at one and two hour intervals after your first bite. In my opinion, the readings you get AFTER you've eaten will be much more indicative of how your body is managing your available insulin.

Relax, take a deep breath and face this squarely . . . if you are diabetic, you have caught it early on. You are right to be concerned. If you decide to get a second medical opinion, be sure to see an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes.

Right now start keeping a food log and get some postprandial (after eating) readings. Keep us posted on what happens.

Thank you for joining us!




breezeonby 11-23-2010 05:18

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Originally Posted by bhuvan (Post 23922)
I am an healthy male (or so I thought) of 28 years. Last week, I had to undergo a routine check up for some insurance company. Fasting Blood Sugar came up as 106, which apparently in higher than normal. Panicking, I ran to my doctor who recommended FBS again, followed by PPDS and HBA1C. FBS showed up as 107, PPDS 90 and HBA1C as 5.2%. My doctor is confused as well now and has suggested that I seek a second opinion. I am scared to death. Anyone here can point me in the right direction? What could be wrong?

Welcome to the forum! I would not panic if I was in your shoes, your fasting numbers are good and your A1C is great. Get yourself a cheap glucose meter and start testing at home as Shanny has suggested. Get a second opinion if that will make you feel more at ease. Life is too stressful alone without the added worry if you are pre-diabetic. Good luck and take care! Becky

bhuvan 11-23-2010 11:31

Thanks so much all for your support and suggestions! I was literally running headfirst into walls in my blind panic.

Now that I have had some time to think, maybe it is not the end of the world afterall, even if I am bound to be a diabetic in future. Probably the current "just-above-normal" FBS readings are very early warning signs and I better heed them.

Let me consult another doctor (probably an endocrinologist as suggested by Shanny). Let me start monitoring my blood sugar closely as few of you suggested and adopt a healthier life-style. If it is bound to happen, I will at least have the satisfaction of having tried hard to avoid it!

Thanks again!

P.S-I will keep a regular record of my blood sugar readings and post them here sometime in future. I would definitely like to hear about your opinions.


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