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cuziloveu
By cuziloveu Latest Reply 2012-01-27 10:30:12 -0600
Started 2012-01-26 21:31:22 -0600

1 dr aid im a diabetic anther said no, one said more testing( its been 3 yrs)now and still no answer. my ac1 is about 5.5 to 6.0. when i test levels its about 104 to 191(higest i seen)


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Young1s
Young1s 2012-01-27 10:30:12 -0600 Report

Your A1c is very good, a lot better than mine at my last check (7.7), but your BG's look pretty much the same as mine. I would venture to guess that you ARE diabetic, but are one of the lucky few that may be able to maintain levels on the lower side with diet and exercise. Three years is a long time to be left in the dark about this. If you can't get a definitive answer from the doctor you're seeing now, then maybe it's time to go looking for a new one again.

I'm curious though, what is your average morning BG? Do you check your levels before and after meals? If so, how much higher do they rise after? Are you taking any diabetes medications? If so, what, how much and how often?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-27 09:46:01 -0600 Report

What you really want to do is get a copy of your lab results. On that paper it will list what is "normal" range fro the tests you had done. This is what a doctor will generally base his diagnosis. Not always the best, but what they tend to do.

The lab paper will tell you in black and white. Your A1c is above normal. Non diabetic A1c should be 4.8-5.6. Your fasting glucose is above normal. Non diabetic is 65-99. What makes you "diabetic" so to speak is that your body is not functioning like a non-diabetic body. A non diabetic person, no matter how much sugar they consume will not exceed 140 after meal testing.

So I would get the results from each doctor and then look at them with those facts in mind. Then talk to each of them and ask them what they are basing their diagnosis on.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-27 01:39:22 -0600 Report

Hi, Your A1c is good, so don't worry about it unless it goes higher. The bg number, is the high before meals or after, and how long after, and how often is your bg above 125 or 130? You can always go to another dr or even an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes and be tested. 3 yrs is a long time not to have been given an answer.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2012-01-27 01:21:12 -0600 Report

I hope this will help you. I got it from the American Diabetes Association site.
The American Diabetes Association suggests the following targets for most nonpregnant adults with diabetes. More or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for each individual.

Glycemic control

A1C
1.1 mmol/l)

*Postprandial glucose may be targeted if A1C goals are not met despite reaching preprandial glucose goals.

I am not an expert but it sounds like you need to follow a diabetic lifestyle to keep from becomming an out of control diabetic like I was.

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