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Having a sister and brother with type 2 diabetes, I went for a regular check up three weeks ago and was diagnosed with diabetes. My doctor told me the A1C test shows I had blood sugar levels of over 200 the past 3 months. Only one blood test was done. Since then, I have been checking my blood sugar three times a day and getting results that do not conform to what I have read about the disease. Here are the average results of the blood sugar tests for the past 3 weeks: Fasting Blood Sugar before breakfast is averaging 105, Prandial Blood Sugar averages 159, Random tests average 134. Everything I have read says these are normal sugar levels. These tests are with a low carb diet and 30 minutes of cardio exercise 5 days a week. I would like to hear some input as to whether I need to get a second opinion/test before I start medications. I am a 53 year old male in Dallas, Texas, USA. Thanks.
 

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Hello, welcome to our community! Your fasting test of 105 is OK. Is the 159 two hours after eating your meal? Post prandial testing is typically done two hours after eating and then your blood sugar four hours after eating should be very close to your premeal number. Why don't you try that for one meal. If you were 92 before eating, 110 two hours after and 90 four hors after the meal then those would be normal numbers. Your 159 and 134 are too high for a nondiabetic.

My wife does not have diabetes but she occasionally tests just out of curosity. This morning she had a lot of blackberry jelly on toast . One hour after eating she was 109. She did not test two hours after eating but if she did she would have been less than 100. Those are normal numbers for a nondiabetic. You should see your doctor and have more testing done. An endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) is the best choice so you can be more sure of your diagnosis. Doctors who do not specialize in diabetes sometimes make an incorrect diagnosis. Good luck to you, Ask all the questions you want.

Richard
 

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Thanks, Richard, for the feedback. Yes the 159 post meal is after 2 hours. Here are some new numbers since pre-dinner last evening:

Before dinner (and after a 30-minute run on the treadmill)= 83
Prandial 2 hours post dinner= 134
Before breakfast this morning= 100
Prandial 2 hrs after lunch= 113 (25 min exercise before lunch)
Prandial 4 hrs after lunch= 112

I feel I am borderline and may be able to control it by regular exercise and low carb diet.

Thanks again
 
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