Some may have read my post from last week that I had some fasting bloodwork drawn. My trigs were elevated to 197, and my fasting blood sugar was 107.
In the past 3 years my FBS has been 105,106,107.
My SIL, who is a diabetic told me to check my blood sugar in the morning and two hours after a meal. Well, I checked one day first thing in the morning and the meter said 98. Then I did a two hour one after I ate and it was 112.
Problem is, now I feel like I need to check ALL the time. My 8 hour fasts have been about 105. But after two hours, it is always below 120.
I have cut out sugar and have been exericising. I alo have cut down on my carb intake.
Before my bloodwork, I would have 3 tbs of sugar in my coffee, would drink sweet tea all day long and snack on reese's PB cups. I have no idea what my BS was when I was eating all that sugar.
I have read that if you have impaired glucose readings in the prediabetic range, you will most likely develop type 2 diabetes over the next decade.
And, if you have impaired glucose readings first thing in the morning. It is what it is. And that nothing you do, will change those readings. I guess when you are sleeping your body is not producing insulin properly.(ok, googling)
When I got the paper from my Dr about my blood tests, all she said was that my bloodwork looked good, and my trigs were slightly elevated, and the sugar, carbs and alcohol contribute to it. She never even wrote down my FBS lab, and didn't even mention it. She didn't tell me to follow up or even come in for a A1c test.
Nobody in my family has type 2 diabetes.
There is NO way I could handle having diabetes, and I don't know what else to to?????
Does pre-diabetes always go to type 2?
Now, besides being attached to BP cuff, I went through 50 test strips in about 5 days.
You have no idea how scared I am that I am going to develop diabetes. I am only 45. I already have enough health issues. High blood pressure, iron deficiency and IBS. (Plus anxiety).
My Uncle(not blood related) died at 59 from complications of type 2.
Can someone rationalize all this for me? Reassurance? Or just tell me straight up if I am going to end up with diabetes?