Amber Stoecklin

Q:

I have been tested and diagnosed with pre-diabetes, but then they say my BG is just at-risk for diabetes. Long story short, I have the test results to prove it but just get dismissed and I don't know what to do. Help!

Patty Bonsignore

A:

The diagnosis for diabetes can be made in the following ways: by having 1) a fasting blood glucose over 126 mg/dL‘ or 2) an oral glucose tolerance test result of 200 or above; or, 3) an A1C of 6.5% or above; or 4) a random blood glucose of over 200 with symptoms of diabetes. If one of the first three tests mentioned above is used, a second test with similar elevated results is needed to confirm the diagnosis. For example, if a person has a fasting blood glucose of 132 and an A1C of 6.7 %, then they have diabetes. If a person has only had one of these tests, then the diagnosis cannot be confirmed. The diagnosis of pre-diabetes is made by having a fasting blood glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL, or an A1C of between 5.7 % and 6.4 %, or a 2- hour oral glucose tolerance test result of140-199 mg/dL. The test used to determine if pre-diabetes exists does not need to be confirmed by a second test.

2 replies

snuggles071
snuggles071 2012-10-13 12:11:03 -0500 Report

i was also diagnosed with pre diabetes also 3 months before i ended up in hospital with over 600,i would suggest asking your dr for a glucose machine and watch your carbs my dr said it best after i was diagnosed with diabetes eat whatever you want but keep it under 60 carbs per meal 3 times a day and 2 12 grams of carbs per snack my a1c was 10.8 now its over a year and is 5.3,at first it was trickey but after a while of looking up carbs in food and even when i go out i look at menus online ive kept on track i wish they had told me that before i ended up full blown diabetic but i will pass it on

JSJB
JSJB 2012-04-30 16:23:36 -0500 Report

I have been keeping my fasting blood glucose down to 115 but recently I have been off my diet and it has gone up to 135. I was thinking of doing another test 2 hrs after eating just to see what it would be.