How to test?

By Trups Latest Reply 2013-02-26 07:31:26 -0600
Started 2012-08-01 11:25:59 -0500

Hello I'm new member and learning lot from this discussion topics.
My mother is diabetic from last 20 years. I want to check my self… as from last few months I'm having terrible sweet carving my weight also gain by 10 kg from last year.
Which test should I do and at what interval Please guide me!

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Trups 2012-08-15 10:58:18 -0500 Report

Hush hush Lipid profile results are
Triglycerides - 63 mg/dl.
Cholesterol - 119 (low)
HDL - 42
LDL - 64
VLDL- 13
CHO/HDL ratio - 2.8
LDL/HDL ratio - 1.5

My fasting blood sugar was 92 mg/dL.
My height is 164 cm (5ft 4inch) and today's weight is 67 Kg.

I think I do not come in pre-diabetic range but I feel so thirsty and hungry even after eating food. my weight is increasing. Sweet is my weak corner, I cant resist my self if saw sweet.
please guide me why this is happening to me if I'm not diabetic?

GabbyPA 2013-02-24 23:57:50 -0600 Report

My husband who is not a diabetic has a fasting of 78 almost every time. So a 92 is higher on the scale and that might be why they are watching. That is good. My step daughter had a 115 fasting and they doctor didn't say anything. I did. But she feels that until the doctor shows concern, she doesn't need to. So be glad your doctor is paying attention. Many of them don't

dietcherry 2012-08-18 13:15:08 -0500 Report

Could it be your thyroid? Although it shouldnt increase thirst, hypothyroidism would increase appetite. When youre craving sweets, try protein instead as this is one way the body tells us it needs more.

Trups 2013-01-23 09:41:21 -0600 Report

Sorry Gabby for late reply :( i talked with my doc he asked me to do A1c Hemoglobin test.

GabbyPA 2013-01-24 10:39:39 -0600 Report

That will give you a 3 month average of what your levels are. 92 is not a bad fasting number, lower is better to a certain degree. Maybe that is why he is keeping an eye on that. Have you had your labs yet for your H1c?

Trups 2013-02-23 02:36:34 -0600 Report

I finally got my result for HbA1C - (4.5 %) . according to my report they mention that I'm NON DIABETIC. and my MBG is 52. do. Does this mean that I need to take more calories / day. (My mother is diabetic from last 20 years). and slowly my weight is gaining and have tremendous carving for sweet.

GabbyPA 2013-02-26 07:31:26 -0600 Report

That is a great H1c. I would not add more calories, but maybe find a healthy way to add some more long lasting foods such as proteins. A 52 is rather low, and maybe the opposite is happening. Hypoglycemia may be on the radar. Meaning that you need to eat more frequently to keep your levels from dropping that low.

GabbyPA 2012-08-16 10:39:37 -0500 Report

Wow, those numbers are nice. I have no clue what else could be going on. Have you spoken with your doctor about it?

GabbyPA 2012-08-02 19:08:37 -0500 Report

I am a little confused. Are you diabetic or your mom? If you are not diabetic, what I would do it have a doctor run a full blood panel test on you and get a benchmark of where your levels are right now. I would ask specifically about your blood glucose levels (fasting) and your triglycerides, cholesterol and your weight. They will look at a lot more, but those are where to start.

Craving sweets doesn't make you diabetic, just means you crave sweets.

Trups 2012-08-08 11:53:47 -0500 Report

Thanks GAbby, My Mom is diabetic from last 20 years. I'm not diabetic ( I think so never tested before).
My fasting glucose level is 92 mg/dL. I never tested my self for triglycerides and cholesterol.
My weight is 70 kg (154.324 pounds) and my height is 164 cm.

GabbyPA 2012-08-09 15:54:34 -0500 Report

92 is not bad, but it is creeping. So you may want to have a doctor do a full panel on you and see where you are at. It is far better to be proactive about it than reactive.

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