a little scared

By vklus Latest Reply 2011-10-18 12:15:15 -0500
Started 2011-10-18 11:10:46 -0500

You are OK.

I just took a home a1c test and tested 6.7. I really try to watch my diet since the Dr. told me two years ago that I was pre Diabetic. does this mean I now am a diabetic, the box said anything over 5.9 was a diabetic reading, my last Dr ordered A1c was 5.9. I am some what confused by all the information out there, my blood pressure is pretty high too, averageing around 155/100, is this something I should bring to the attention of my Dr. He is so hard to get into and I just started a new job. I am a little scared right now that I may be doing permanent damage to my organs. Am I just being silly?

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vklus 2011-10-18 11:50:53 -0500 Report

thank you, I sometimes feel that my Dr trivializes my concerns, i wish I could find a different Dr. my fasting level was 149 this morning, I have a virus or something, can that affect blood sugar?

jayabee52 2011-10-18 12:00:44 -0500 Report

Yes it can.

One's moods can affect your BG too, and vice-versa, your highs and lows can also affect your moods too.

For us it can be a kind of "through the Looking glass" (alice in wonderland) world.

jayabee52 2011-10-18 11:34:02 -0500 Report

Howdy vklus! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect, and the club nobody wants to join!

It is not silly. You should be concerned. It would be good for you to let your Dr know about your raising of your A1c and your HBP. Don't jeopardize your health for the sake of your work as once your health is gone, it is difficult to get it back.

Yes diabetes can and does wreak havoc on one's organs.

I have kidney damage and will probably soon need to go on dialysis. 2 of the biggest reasons people are put on dialysis: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. They are nearly 50%/50% with the 1 or 2% of the remainder being due to accidents and other causes.

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