Prolonging getting diabetes

By Dev Latest Reply 2011-11-09 18:36:48 -0600
Started 2011-11-09 11:40:00 -0600

All this time I was so focused on helping my husband deal with diabetes that I forgot that I have family history of diabetes too. This time when I visited India to see my family, I discovered that two of my cousins (sons of my aunt on father’s side) had T2 early, one just approaching 30 and the other probably approaching 40. I went to the university health center and said I want to do an A1C the doctor said she doesn’t think I need one and did a morning BG reading. It was 87. That was in August.

Off and on (3-4 times a month) I check my morning BG with my husband’s glucometer. It used to be between 85 and 90. Lately it has been between 95 and 100. I saw a 100 last Saturday and got really scared. Should I be concerned that I am pre diabetic? Or that I am getting there? Am I overthinking this?

What can I do to prolong getting diabetes as much as possible?

9 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-09 18:36:48 -0600 Report

If you are concerned your doctor should respect that. Or you can just go to wal-mart an pick up an A1c test for just a few dollars. It would be worth it to give you some peace of mind. Whatever you do, good luck to you and God Bless

Gemm 2011-11-09 13:03:24 -0600 Report

Personally, I wouldn't be scared at 100 myself, however, if it does bother you I'd suggest you talk it over with your doctor or your husband's diabetic doctor, especially with a family history of diabetes. BG does change often and that 100 may have been a fluke. My step-son has started checking his a couple of times a week as both his parents are/were diabetic. His mother died @ 3 yrs ago in her early 40s from complications of T1 that was not properly taken care of. So far, his has been okay but I personally think that anyone with a family history should be aware of their own BG as nobody knows for sure if/when they too may become diabetic. As Meg said too - if you are eating the diabetic meal plan you have for your husband you may never even get pre-diabetes yourself.

good luck and hugs to you

Dev 2011-11-09 15:04:26 -0600 Report

Thanks Gemm. I don't think the doctor is going to take it seriously. Last time I asked her to do A1C as part of overall check-up she said she would not recommend it. But my BGs hadn't gone up then from around 85 to around 95.

I am just going to check my BG every week and keep a record so that I know how I am doing. That would make me feel in control and I can take something to the doctor if I am still worried. Also, you and Meg are right about eating the same diabetic meal plan as my husband does.

kaiya2465 2011-11-09 12:55:06 -0600 Report

My numbers are about the same as yours & I am concidered Prediabetic. You might want to ask your doctor about syndome x.
Good Luck to you!!

Dev 2011-11-09 15:06:41 -0600 Report

What made them tell you you are prediabetic? the morning BG or A1C or some other test?

I read about syndrome x. Did not understand much except that excess weight on the stomach is someway related. So that is the next thing to do. reduce tummy. sigh.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-09 12:20:34 -0600 Report

100 fasting is still withing normal range. If you eat a diabetic meal plan with your husband and exercise you may never develop prediabetes.

Dev 2011-11-09 14:59:57 -0600 Report

I do yoga three days a week but need to put in some exercise every day. Initially we used to share a meal especially when eating out and I ate the remaining carb portion or desserts that he did not or should not eat. What a stupid thing to do. I don't do that anymore but I am not following the diabetic meal plan strictly.

I don't eat much sweet things, no soda, no sugary drinks. We don't buy processed food, bread, or cereal that has sugar or HFCS added. So I guess that automatically takes care of added/excess sugar. Need to look at proportions of carbs in each meal though.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-09 17:25:04 -0600 Report

Yes it is the total carbs that count the most plus the source of the carbs. A small apple is better for you then a potato. Keep in mind that fruit juices are loaded with extra carbs. Many of us use juice when we have low sugars to get the levels back up.

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