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Old 08-03-2018, 20:08   #11
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My son has had a call from the specialist saying his second test has been messed up he has to go and have another blood test done for his GAD test
My son isn't happy, is last one he got back in May said the same...
He is having another test done on Monday, how can they mess two test up ��
Still having good readings 5 months on : fasting 4, 2 hours after breakfast 5, then 2 hrs after lunch 5 and dinner 6 ...even with honeymoon with no insulin these readings are better then mine and his dads

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excellent news on his fasting and after meals glucose readings. did he get his C-peptide test done or are Dr's waiting for GAD results? I would ask that GAD sample be sent to another lab facility so it can be processed correctly. Is your son on any type of meds for his glucose levels? I know you said he is not on insulin now.

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Was your son on Corticosteroids at some point especially when his glucose was high? If he had pancreatitis that would have elevated his blood sugars as well. If not, and he has been running normal glucose levels both fasting and post meal without any meds for an extended amount of time, that is all positive. I would still want to know if he has any auto-antibodies and what his C-peptide is.

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Hearts Journey his doctor said it could be pancreatitis, no he wasn't on anything pre Spike of 17, he had eaten 5 Easter eggs on the Sunday and out with his pals drinking until 2 in the morning, then fell ill in the morning and his pal had him go to hospital it all happened really fast tbh

What do you mean all positive??? ��

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excellent news on his fasting and after meals glucose readings. did he get his C-peptide test done or are Dr's waiting for GAD results? I would ask that GAD sample be sent to another lab facility so it can be processed correctly. Is your son on any type of meds for his glucose levels? I know you said he is not on insulin now.

Hearts Jounrey my son is on nothing no insulin or meds.
His specialist said origanally back in April she will do a C-petide test after the Gad results are in

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Here we are in Aug 4 mo later and no results for GAD or c-peptide. i know patience is a virtue but hustle is long overdue.

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Why do i use the word positive in post above? normal glucose readings and no meds over time. plus another condition could be cause of the high sugar levels he had

Since he is not on any type 2 drugs at this point and running normal glucose levels, I'm thinking those elevated levels of glucose and ketones he had could be related to another cause other than diabetes such as pancreatitis. Also his drinking binge could have contributed to hyperglycemia and ketones from insulin resistance. Someone who binge drinks even once a week, over time may remain in an insulin resistant state for an extended period of time

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Thank you for your reply HJ
My son has always had a problem with alcohol it just doesn't agree with him
from a young age when ever he had drink he was awful the next day, so doesn't often drink, but the night he went out with his pals (someone's 30th)he had got drunk, so wether that had anything to do with it I just don't no, but now 4 months on I'm now starting to wonder if it could be pancreatitis??
What I do no is his diet is fine too and eats a normal,diet but keeps to low carb but still has a dessert like a small piece of chocolate cake or apple pie and custard and still has normal BS readings......I'm so confused HJ to say the least, as I read about diabetes and folk don't seem to eat what they want or have desserts like my son does with no insulin or meds x

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have him tested for pancreatitis. There are two types Chronic and Acute

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-inf...s/pancreatitis

This link will speak of symptoms, causes, diagnoses, and what pancreatitis is

Pancreatitis symptoms include pain in your upper abdomen that may extend to your back, nausea and vomiting, fever, rapid pulse, and weight loss. Causes include gallstones, heavy alcohol use, medicines, and genetic disorders of the pancreas.

If his test is negative, you can rule it out but keep it mind that drinking has consequences and it not a friend of the pancreas.

*** Have your sons amylase and lipase checked its a simple blood test and comes back quick. often when there elevated there is inflammation in pancreas. i know about these enzymes as i get checked for them for last 15 years (for a organ transplant but if there high, that will promote further investigation on whats behind it

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Thanks HJ for all your information.....I've spoken to my son this morning he said they did a blood test for pancreatise which came back negative x

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