I am a pre diabetic. I know I am. But my Dr and my husband do not agree. My fasting blood sugars are always in the 105-107 range. Before I changed my diet(I was eating a lot of sugar and carbs and weighed 144), my A1c was 5.8!!! THAT is pre-diabetes isn't it?
Then I went crazy. Changed my diet. Wouldn't touch any sugar, and low carbed. My A1C dropped to 5.2. I also lost weight. Down to 120.
This was checked in May.
I had another A1c test done end of August. Same diet pretty much and A1C is now 5.5. Pre-diabetes!!
Post prandials-114 after one hour, 136 after 2 hours. half hour later I check it and it says 78????
Second one-103 after one hour, 130 after 2 hours. half hour later again it is 99????
I have done everything I can.Dropped weight, I exercise, cut carbs, sugar, junk. 136 at 2 hours is NOT GOOD.
I cried and cried yesterday. I do not want diabetes.
My husband got mad and threw the meter in the woods. He said I need to listen to my Dr. But I have iron def. anemia and I was told that A1C's can be falsely low so those numbers are probably not even accurate!!
Yet, when I had bloodwork done in the middle of the day for a pre-op in June, by blood sugar tested at 82. So maybe I have reactive hypoglycemia?
I really feel like I need to check my blood sugar all the time. Those PP numbers yesterday scared me. I read that after 2 hours your reading should always be below 120, and actually back down below 100. They never went over 140, but it was close.
I can't handle being a diabetic. I would rather die first. I see two people I know who have it and they have to constantly check thier blood sugars, inject insulin or take medicine. Experience low blood sugars in the morning, eat at a certain time. Ugh......
I have NO family history of Diabetes. I never even had a problem when I was pregnant.
I think I destroyed my liver and pancreas by consuming all that sugar for years and years.
If I am a prediabetic, and I am already doing a diet change, and my numbers are still like this. I am doomes for Diabetes. I am 45 years old and have a slew of other medical issues(Reflux, microscopic colitis, high blood pressure, ovarian cysts, had high trigs at 197 but brought it down to 87(and yet another reason to know I have metabolic syndrome and prediabetes), iron def anemia.)
I cannot take another health problem and MORE medication.
I don't know what else I can do. I am just waiting for the inevitable to happen. It is bad enough I have to stay on this stupid diet and never be able to enjoy the things I used to enjoy. But to do it all for nothing and end up with Diabetes anyways is very dissapointing.