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I am a 29 YO female, 5'8" , 139 lbs and athletic. However, I've been struggling with fatigue and thirst for a few months. I've insulin dependent gestational diabetes twice, so I decided to use my meter to see if anything was off. I have random readings anywhere from 140 to 240s. I had a normal/hypoglycemic OGTT one year ago.

My MD scheduled another OGTT last week. He is out of town until Monday, so while I have my numbers, I do not have my "diagnosis". So, I am posting my official results and hoping to get input.

Fasting: 121
1 hr: 238
2 hr: 170

Based on what I've read, it seems like the fasting and 2 hr would be pre-d, but I've read that a random level over 200 is diabetes (which I have all the time). Any thoughts? It all just seems bizarre given my weight and that I am a runner.

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Hello Lexi, welcome aboard! I agree that you are likely to be at least pre-D. The fact that your level dropped 68 points between one and two hours after the OGTT shows you are still producing some of your own insulin. That sounds like Type 2. Not all Type 2 diabetics are overweight. Sometimes Type 2 can be caused by certain medications, especially steroids.

Another possibility is that you are a Type 1 but are still producing some insulin, temporarily. That is called a "honeymoon" period. Once that period is ended then the Type 1 is totally insulin dependant. With your exercising and not being overweight, it is quite possible that you are Type 1. Type 1's are typically not overweight. Many of them are underweight at the time they are diagnosed.

Good luck with the next OGTT. An endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) is more likely to make a correct diagnosis.

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Welcome, Lexi. What is so aggravating about diabetes is the sheer inconsistency. We're glad you've joined us - you have a healthy exercise regimen going already and I know you'll be taking care in managing this disorder, whichever type you are.
 

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In my opinion you shouldn't do any more OGTT. It is to hard for your body. You are obviously diabetic and there is no need to diagnose it. The amount of glucose, which you are given to drin, is huge for everyone and specially for diabetics, And several times is too many.

The other diagnisis should be done using self monitor.

good luck
Iris Peleg
 
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