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Basically...ever since i had a car accident...I was feeling very ill.
I now realize it was all anxiety related and am now being treated for that by a psychiatrist

However...a few nights after the accident i was getting strange sensations so i went to the walkin clinic...took my blood, urine, EKG.

All was normal. Walkin doc said hed mail the results to my family doc. Anyways...I still felt so sick/stressed ...including severe insomnia...I was averaging about 4-6 hours everynight...Also...i.was.barely.eating. I went to see my famil ydoc...he seemed to dismiss all my symptoms, gave me stomach meds told me all my results were normal then rushed me out the door.

Then out of nowhere 2-3 weeks later...my family doc called saying my blood sugar was high and I was to have an OGTT the next day. I freaked...and got even more stressed and literally slept 2 hours that night.

I had a fasting of 86 (4.8mmol/l) and 2 hour of 144 (8.0) which is slightly high. I was shocked it was high but he said the adrenaline bumped it but i need to make lifestyle changes....thing is I am 21, I workout every other day...and eat very healthy.

So...I did some research and found that lack of sleep, feeling ill,change in diet, and severe emotional stress affect the OGTT.

Further...he thought i was FASTING for the bloodtest from the walkin...I hadnt...I ate rice krispies and bread an hour and fifteen minutes prior to getting my blood drawn...that result was 109(6.1)...but he said thisw as high still...but ive researched and apparently its well within normal range for a random test???...so basically there was miscommuncation it seems

The high blood sugar on the OGTT has been really bothering me...I have no history or anything of medical problems or sugar problems...and im frustrated with my doctors methods and sloppiness. Wouldnt my conditons such as my severe anxiety mess up the OGTT and therefore, my doc shouldve taken this into account?

Also...I drank a 100gram glucose drink...is this right? or is it spposed to be 75? UGH such a mess...THANKS for any feedback...sorry for the novel...just needed to vent
 

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Hey dvm? Whatever else is still wrong, I'm really glad your spacebar is fixed! :)

All kidding aside, I agree that your doc isn't doing as well as he could, and it would be well to look into finding a new one. And if you're going to switch, you may as well seek out an endocrinologist, who would be much more knowledgeable in the diagnosis/treatment of diabetes.

I have never had the OGTT, but my understanding is that the dose administered is 75g - not 100g.

The truth is, people with diabetes often have to educate themselves and then educate their doctors. Many doctors are not really up on the best methods for managing diabetes, and are apt to subscribe to the tired and useless protocols promoted by agencies that are more political than medical.

Be sure to ask all the questions you have here, and write as much as it takes to get your thoughts across . . . there are wonderful wise and experienced people on this forum who have been through these drills from start to finish. They have helped me so much, and they can help you too!
 

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Hey dvm? Whatever else is still wrong, I'm really glad your spacebar is fixed! :)

All kidding aside, I agree that your doc isn't doing as well as he could, and it would be well to look into finding a new one. And if you're going to switch, you may as well seek out an endocrinologist, who would be much more knowledgeable in the diagnosis/treatment of diabetes.

I have never had the OGTT, but my understanding is that the dose administered is 75g - not 100g.

The truth is, people with diabetes often have to educate themselves and then educate their doctors. Many doctors are not really up on the best methods for managing diabetes, and are apt to subscribe to the tired and useless protocols promoted by agencies that are more political than medical.

Be sure to ask all the questions you have here, and write as much as it takes to get your thoughts across . . . there are wonderful wise and experienced people on this forum who have been through these drills from start to finish. They have helped me so much, and they can help you too!
haha thankyou for the advice...Im going to talk to another doctor...too many factors that could have messed up that OGTT...including drinking 100grams...-__-
 

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Hey DVM,
I am no doctor, but your results do not seem very high to me. 4.8 is normal for fasting and you should be under 7 for the 2 hr GTT. There is a 100g drink but I am not sure why you were given that. The normal is a 75g. Your doctor would have requested this. (I used to work in a lab, this is how I know). I would get a second opinion. I would not classify you as diabetic off of 1 high result. It could be the stress of whatever else is going on in that body of yours from the accident.
 
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