Haven't been on the Board in awhile due to the chaos of of Alaskan Summer. 24 hr daylight makes you feel like you should be doing something all the time…as well as rushing to get everything ready for winter…so computer time is shortened.
Hit a snag and hoping someone here might have some related experience. Doc called me in after my last A1c because"he was baffled". My A1c is down to 6.0…from 6.5 A1c five months ago. That was the good News. However, my blood insulin was reading 340 (he said normal was 50 - 60). So this was showing extreme insulin resistance…my pancreas was flooding my system with insulin. He said that extreme flood of insulin to my system is what causes problems for diabetics. So even tho my A1c reading is down below what is considered diabetic, I'm still pre-diabetic because of this high blood insulin reading.
He wanted to know what I was doing differently…Nothing: same diet, same exercise,…Never had to take medicine for diabetes…just controlled with diet and exercise. Am always fatigued, which I have been for a long time. Have been having spine and hip pain which I'm having looking into but no results yet. (Previously diagnosed with degenerating spine…no big deal - whose isn't by the time they reach 70 yrs ) Had my annual Carotid check and apparently I'm needing those cleaned out here shortly. Had been on a short antibiotic series for bronchial flareup.
Trying to figure this out. Every time I google high blood insulin or insulin resistance, I get a bunch of info about blood sugar…which isn't what I'm looking for. Does anyone know what a 340 reading of pancreatic insulin into the blood means?? …anyone had this experience…any ideas on how to correct it?
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