Diagnosis of Diabetes - False Diagnosis?

By joni55 Latest Reply 2015-06-30 20:17:35 -0500
Started 2010-05-01 23:19:31 -0500

I have been wondering about something. My sugars are really good right now, 70s - 80s. Is there the possibility I may have been misdiagnosed? I mean I will continue to test, but I am curious.

12 replies

sarahrg85051 2015-06-30 20:17:35 -0500 Report

what i don't understand is i shed 88 pounds (and am keeping it off!) and my sugar numbers have risen and are less predictable. they always tell you to shed weight to help with your diabetes. it failed me.

i still have up to 50 lbs more to shed, but i am thrilled with my current accomplishments.

i have never in my life had a low sugar reading, only high. i'm on januvia, actos and glimepiride. i also have restrictive pulmonary disease, kidney disease and chronic permanent a-fib.

MAYS 2010-05-03 18:26:58 -0500 Report

Your test readings are showing that you have established a level of control concerning your blood glucose and that is good and I am very happy for you.

Inform your doctor and let him run some test to be sure before you stop doing what needs to be done for you concerning your diabetes.


joni55 2010-05-03 18:47:17 -0500 Report

I have an appointment next Monday at 5:30 p.m. but because it is so late, I will come in at another time for tests. We can come in without an appointment for that. Thanks for your concern.

Deb-G 2010-05-03 17:36:12 -0500 Report

Joni you could have very well have been in a diabetic range at one time…and its very possible with diet and watching your foods that you are now out of that range…while in normal ranges its important to still watch and keep track because once considered diabetic you are always diabetic in the sense that it can come back at any time if your not ontop of it etc…Its almost like a state of remission so to speak…thats why the drive is to get type 2's to lose weight because most come down into normal ranges again by applying good habits to diet and weight loss…Some dont also, but if you have this is awesome and keep up the good work :) Or maybe even you were Pre-diabetic and they wanted to turn that around while its easier to do…Good for you! :)

joni55 2010-05-03 18:10:34 -0500 Report

Actually, I was real sick a few years ago with pneumonia on and off for a year. I was on steroids and my weight went up. That was about the time they started telling me I had diabetes. I will continue to do testing, but I truly believe God has healed me of this.

joni55 2010-05-03 18:16:07 -0500 Report

When I was in the hospital they even gave me shots of insulin. But, I know that the diet they had me on was not healthy. That seems to be true of a lot of institutions that I know of. I am volunteering at one place and they had this diabetic woman with a barbecued meat sandwich with a roll, glaze, potato chips, creamed soup and cake for dessert! I didn't really feel I could say anything, but I was disgusted. They think that because these people are at the end of their lives it does not matter what they eat, as long as they eat anything. Sad!

GabbyPA 2010-05-03 09:13:45 -0500 Report

I have been wondering the same thing. But if you get over 140 after a meal then I would say you are just having great control. Do you test 2 hours after you eat?

joni55 2010-05-03 10:25:32 -0500 Report

Yes, I do. Not always but I have and it is usually still under 100 or a little bit above. Perhaps I just had it because of my weight? My weight was pretty high because I had to use steroids for a lung problem.

GabbyPA 2010-05-03 19:36:22 -0500 Report

Weight doesn't "dilute" your sugar. It is recommended to loose weight mostly because it gives us better control. So it sounds like you have great control. The only other thing I would suggest is checking your meter against your doctor's on your next visit to make sure that yours is accurate. Other than that, it sounds like you are doing great. We should all be so fortunate.

joni55 2010-05-03 21:48:53 -0500 Report

You know something? Other than the blood tests, he has never checked my sugar with a meter. I didn't even know they did that.

GabbyPA 2010-05-04 10:01:26 -0500 Report

When I go into my doctor, they take all my vitals before I go into the room. Blood pressure, weight, oxygen, pulse and my glucose. Then what I do, is write all that info down in my book that I take with me so I can see if I have improved or not. While I am waiting for the doctor to come in, I test with my meter. If mine comes in close to theirs, then I feel confident that my meter is relatively accurate.