Does anyone have any thoughts about being misdiagnosed with diabetes? I'm a believer that once you've got it, you can't get rid of it, but that there is such a thing as keeping it in check with a close watch on diet and exercise.
I was diagnosed a year ago with an A1c of 6.5. It was my first year teaching at a new school and I was also still touring (I'm a musician but have left touring since diagnosis). I had pretty bad migraines all year so much that by February of that school year I was taking Advil around the clock to no avail. (Unbeknownst to me at the time, the headaches were due to having BP of 200/120). The headaches were so bad I stopped working out around Feb also and I gained some weight (got to 125).
By June the headaches forced me to the doc and I was diagnosed with the high BP and also diabetes with the 6.5 A1c.
I'm wondering if my a1c was due to the severe and constant headaches and total lack of working out. Almost a year later now my BS rarely goes above 130 at peak even when I stuff myself with carbs. Tonight I went to red lobster and ate cheddar biscuits, potato soup, salad with croutons, chicken pasta and a brownie ice cream dessert. I tested every 20 minutes for 2.5 hours. Never above 113. (I'm not on any meds.)
I don't plan on hogging like that every meal from now on as I usually don't eat much of anything (even before diagnosis). I'm just wondering if it's possible I was misdiagnosed and was never diabetic in the first place.
Anybody ever heard of anything like that?
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