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Hello! My name is Michelle im 20y/o and ive had hypoglycemia symptoms for a year or so now. I finally decided to have a 5 hr glucose test done to find out what was going on and how to control it. my fasting glucose was-98. at 30mins after drinking the glucose it was 258! 1hr-231 2hr-155 3hr-119 4hr-64 5hr- 73. Because my sugar went so high then bottomed out the Dr doesnt know what I am yet. I have to test several times a day for 3 weeks and then well decide. Has anyone had similar experiences?
 

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I have not had the symptoms like you did. Although for a few weeks before I got diagnosed I did have several times I think, looking back, that I was probably hypo. I will pray for you and hope you find the right answers. The people here are full of knowledge and are more than willing to answer your questions.
 

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Hello Michelle, and welcome. I hope your doctor doesn't base his diagnosis only on your three weeks of home testing. You should have an HBA1c done to see what your average blood glucose has been for the last 90 days, and it wouldn't hurt to have a C-Peptide. It seems like you have some pancreatic function, but how much would be nice to know.

Are you seeing your regular doctor, or an endocrinologist?
 

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Well given your age its not going to be a simple case and regardless of if you have type 1, 1.5 or 2 you really need to get on top of control. I was diagnosed at 32 with fasting tests that were barely over the 7.0(126 for you guys in the US) benchmark and within 12 months of being diagnosed as type 2(and within 9 months symptomatic) I was diagnosed with nephropathy and neuropathy, my hba1c in that time never went above 8.2 I dont want to scare you and my case is relatively unusual in that I had such a quick progression of complications but I hope it motivates you to find out the truth.

This is not an illness a doctor can treat on his own, its really something you need to beat with his assistance. Your knowledge and attitude will make up a great amount of your long term prognosis. That being said due to your age I would press for an early referral to an endocrinologist so you can get a complete work up, diagnosis and care plan.
 

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Even before you have an official diagnosis it would not be a bad idea at all to start eating and excersisng as if you had the disease...
 

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This is not an illness a doctor can treat on his own, its really something you need to beat with his assistance. Your knowledge and attitude will make up a great amount of your long term prognosis. That being said due to your age I would press for an early referral to an endocrinologist so you can get a complete work up, diagnosis and care plan.
Jon makes a strong point here, and Josh expands on it . . . you need to take charge of this. And before very long, you'll know a lot more about your disorder than your doctor knows.

Thanks guys.
 

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To add to what Shanny and Jon said, the diabetic lifestyle is probably one of the most healthy lifestyles to be found. You really cannot go wrong with it, even if you are found to not be diabetic.
 

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Thank you all for your answers. He is a regular Dr. that I am seeing and he did mention a AC1 if he didnt like the results of my home testing. My numbers have not went as high as during my glucose but they still rise enough after eating that I feel dizzy/lightheaded.
 

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I think your doctor would be wise to consult or refer to an endocrinologist about this. You've been hypoglycemic all this time and now you spike for three hours after the administration of the glucose. If he can't get it straight, then you need to get a second opinion. Lots of regular docs are fine physicians, but they just can't keep up with all the variations diabetes throws at us, and your well-being hinges on what appears to be his lack of expertise in this area.
 
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