I am new to this forum. I would be obliged if someone could provide more information on my query. I am 35 of age now. I was weighing around 134 kilos during January, 2012. I started going to the gym and began to exercise. However, I did not really and seriously set my target on a diet plan. The work out at the gym was mostly on tread mill and the elliptical. My weight came down by around ten kgs in around six to seven months. I used to check my random blood sugar as also Hb A1c. The latter was in the 6.1 to 6.4 range.
Out of sheer accident, I went and checked my A1c on Feb 19, 2013. The results showed a value of 7.0 I went and checked in another lab. The result showed a value of 6.9. By this time, though I was not concentrating on diet, I was on Metformin 500 (not sustained release) for around three months. Before this result, my value has never been more than 6.2.
Alarmed, I decided to take further tests. I got a complete check up done on the next day. The results are as follows:
Fasting Blood Sugar was 109
Hb A1c was 6.9
GTT (75 grams of glucose tested after one and half hours) was 118
All the other tests were normal. I took the results to my doctor. I did tell him that I was on metformin. However, he was of the opinion that I was not diabetic.
On the very next day, I changed my diet. I have not taken rice thereafter. I switched over to metformin 500 sustained release (though the doctor did not want me to take it compulsoriy). I left the gym and began to walk. I walk for around 6 kilometers a day. May be I miss it once in two weeks or so. My diet has been strictly under control. I left sugar completely.
Over the past one year my A1c has been around 5.2. The last time I checked i.e around ten days back my A1c was 5.1. I have not been checking on a daily basis now. But I used to do it for the past six months;. On days when I sleep well the range is 82 to 86 otherwise it hovers in the 90-95 range.
Can any body give more clarity on as to whether I am diabetic or not ?
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