By graciejean Latest Reply 2012-06-17 09:45:31 -0500
Started 2012-06-14 11:41:46 -0500

Why want my dr. commit and say I am diabetic with numbers like mine?Fasting from 126 up,to 2 hrs after dinner it was 206. All I had to eat lunch and dinner was a simple salad.

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old biker
old biker 2012-06-15 06:00:30 -0500 Report

As you can see there are a lot of variables involved to the answer of your question..Like others have suggested it's time to nail down your doctor and ask him what you asked here..If you still feel he is skirting the issue..It's time to find another Doctor

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-14 16:53:12 -0500 Report

Have you asked him that question in a direct way? I would suggest if you have, then seek a second opinion or change dr. You have to have a dr that you have great communicatin with. You can have your records sent to another dr.

graciejean 2012-06-14 18:04:34 -0500 Report

the doc says my a1c is not high enough.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-14 21:15:47 -0500 Report

You don't mention the A1c number, but that isn't always a definative answer for diabetes. Have you had the glucose test done at the drs office? It isn't just a blood glucose check before you have eaten anything. You'll be required to drink something special and be there for hours so as to see how the bg level reacts at certain times. You know the before, middle, after type thing. It may be that you are at the pre-diabetic stage and he wants you to change your diet and get exercise in and if need to, loose weigt to keep from having full diabetes and needing medicine, but again he should be telling you this. You can change type 2 in this way and the sooner you start the better. I'm sorry, but not knowing your history I can only give you this info, but it should help you to either understand the dr if he has told you this, or for you to ask him. If you are not ok with his answer, then you need to see another dr.

jayabee52 2012-06-14 18:42:04 -0500 Report

Diagnosis by A1cs can be deceptive.

My 2nd wife "Jem" (now deceased) had Blood Glucose (BG) levels in the 300s due to the cortisone/predinisone she had to take to control some of her other "medical challenges" and we weaned her off the steroids as soon as we could every time. She was a type 2. And during some of those times she had an A1c of 6.0.

When asked about it her endo said that she must have had some powerful low hypoglycemia episodes to have an A1c that low. After all, an A1c is merely a 24/7 average of one's BG levels for 90 days (weighted more heavily on the past 2 wks). So ask Doc what he knows about the A1c and what it will and won't tell him/her. Better yet give Dr this website address and have Dr ask here from those of us who deal with Diabetes in our lives.

Controlled 2012-06-14 15:10:42 -0500 Report

Without any other information it would be premature. Have you asked him or her? What possible gain does your doctor have in withholding medical information from you?

I think you need to contact your doctor to discuss it.

Good luck. I can tell you that everyone here hopes that you don't have it.

jayabee52 2012-06-14 13:53:21 -0500 Report

Howdy graciejean!

The only person who can tell you why he won't commit is your Dr him/herself.

But I want to let you know that a "simple salad" can pack quite a punch with regard to carbohydrate content, as your example seems to show.

I am wondering, with a spike like that, what kind of additions to the salad greens you might have had and in what quantities?

blessings to you and yours!


Caroltoo 2012-06-14 13:51:17 -0500 Report

126 is the clinical cutoff point for the diagnosis of diabetes.

150 is a frequently recommended max for postprandial readings, though many of us aim for 120-130.

Of course it depends on your salad toppings, but if it really was a "simple salad" for lunch and dinner, that was quite a blood glucose level surge in response!

graciejean 2012-06-14 18:07:44 -0500 Report

The salad was from Wendys and it was a Cobb salad.lots of greens and sm.amount of egg,tom,broiled chicken and 1 measly slice of bacon. and that was all.

Nick1962 2012-06-14 18:41:59 -0500 Report

What did you have to drink?

Nick1962 2012-06-15 20:59:45 -0500 Report

Hmmm, like James, I'm stumped too. Unless you were under some stress or just coming from some physical activity the numbers just don't add up. A 5.8 A1c is really good for anyone. Certainly not high enough to make one think diabetes.
Again, as James said, allergies or possible sensitivities to preservatives. Some restaurants use a preservative for whole hard boiled eggs they keep in a liquid until needed. Only other thought (and i don't know if this applies) is "women's issues".

graciejean 2012-06-16 13:01:38 -0500 Report

No womans issues,I drank a drink called Fuse,said low carb,was not true.I spiked to 178 ,.3 hrs late still 156. I reread the contents and it had a form of sugar in it.So thats it,going back to dr. monday.Wish me luck.

Nick1962 2012-06-16 14:22:29 -0500 Report

Well, there you go. I'm glad that's all it was. That stuff can have a nasty effect on the blood, and that's also why when most of us here were diagnosed and started a diet, we started keeping a food journal at first. Not only to remember, but so we know what does what to us.
Best of luck monday, and if you don't mind sharing, let us know how it goes.