Long term border line fasting sugars

Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2010-10-14 14:14:24 -0500
Started 2010-10-13 19:34:43 -0500

I am a 47 year old type 2 diabetic and have been diagnosed on meds for 2 years. I am in good control with my last A1C at 6.0. In my early 20’s (or 25 years before diagnoses) my dr. found that I had borderline fasting sugars (115+). I have been followed fairly closely all these years, tested for gestational early (insulin at 20 wk then 10 wk) and was officially diet controlled for the 10 years between my first pregnancy and going on medication.

My question would be is there any research, theories on opinions on the long term effects of borderline diabetes and the body or complications?

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GabbyPA 2010-10-14 13:29:26 -0500 Report

I have not seen anything for that long term effect of borderline. I was Googling it to see, but it all focus on the long term effects of actually having type 1 or type 2. Perhaps a research study needs to be done on this?

I know that damage starts at anything over 140, so the less time you spend above 140 the better for your body. So anything you can do to keep that range good, you have a better chance of not getting complications from diabetes. There are never any guarantees, but at least this way you have a fighting chance to have a complication free life.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2010-10-14 13:56:46 -0500 Report

OH Gabby that would be a good study! As I think about it more, all those years they did fasting test and it was under 125 the dr's did not seem to worry. But it is just a snapshout of what your boday is doing on that specific day and time. But I remember going to the OB for a yearly exam (15-20 years ago) and I was spilling sugar in my urine, she ran a glucose test (finger prick) and I was at 156. Her comment was that a normal person (I have never been normal) should never have a blood sugar in the 150. But that was as far as she took it. When I became pregnant she did test me for gestational diabetes early which I failed. But thankfully finding out early I ended up with very healthy baby.
I would bet there were many years/times that my body did get extra sugar if I had run a random blood test. Maybe not in the 200 or 300 but high enough to give me extra sugar and maybe do slight damage.
I am going to have to do a little research surrounding genetics and type 2. The medical community focuses on Type 2 being primarily a disease for older and overweight people I do not fit in those categories. I am thankful that we know enough that I can track my children, educate them about their family history and encourage them to eat right.

GabbyPA 2010-10-14 14:14:24 -0500 Report

Maybe you could talk to some one at the American Diabetes Association about a study on this. I was amazed at how I couldn't find anything for long term pre-diabetes or borderline. You could be the first candidate for the study! =0)

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