pcos and insulin resistance

By bschultz87 Latest Reply 2017-09-21 18:45:24 -0500
Started 2017-09-08 13:00:40 -0500

so I am in the process of completing my diagnosis of PCOS, and the dr ordered an array of lab work which of one was my a1c. i got information on my labs they was all normal except my insulin level and it read 7.8%. which would explain how i feel alot with tingling in hands the urge to urinate often although have not drank much, dry mouth, lethargy, headache. so this morning i check my blood sugar after i wake up before eat or drink…97 then checked it 2 hours after breakfast bacon and eggs it was 100. why is my blood sugar normal but a1c high?

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Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2017-09-21 18:45:24 -0500 Report

I am guessing, but I doubt that an A!C of 7.8 would explain the hand tingling and the urge to urinate often, or your other symptoms. Why do I say this? First my A1C has been as high as 12.4 and the headaches are the only symptoms that were similar. You A1C is not "so high". Because of your question I suspect you are relatively new at this. Your blood sugar levels that you got before and after B-fast is a measurement of your BS at that time. Your A1C is your BS level over the past 3 months, so in that time your BS can vary. So besides carbs (sugar) things like stress and OTC medicines can shoot your BS levels sky high. For me OTC allergy medicines wreak havoc on my numbers. Hope this helps, Jim